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Officials say there is an active shooter incident at a hospital in Goldsboro.




Woman shot in Goldsboro hospital; lockdown lifted, gunman on the run, officials say

According to Wayne County authorities, one person was shot inside a Goldsboro hospital Sunday night, and the institution was put on lockdown for over an hour.




According to Joel Gillie, spokesperson for Wayne County, the shooting was reported as a "active shooter event" at Wayne UNC Health Care at 2700 Wayne Memorial Drive at 8:17 p.m.


Gillie added that Goldsboro police and the Wayne County Sheriff's Office are on the site.


According to a press release from Gillie, the lockdown was lifted around 9:10 p.m.


"After the gunshot, the suspect left the scene," Gillie stated in a press release, adding that the incident was "domestic in character."


According to Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West, the victim was shot in the leg while on the sixth level of the hospital.


According to Alan Wolf, a spokesperson for UNC Health, the victim was a guest, not an employee.


West verified that the police reaction was based on an active shooter scenario.


The identity of the shooter has been determined, and authorities are "trying to capture the culprit," according to the press release.


West said that the suspect is male but did not provide a description or name.


According to Gillie, the wounded victim, a lady, had a non-life threatening gunshot wound.


Gillie said that the event is still being investigated.


There were no other information provided.

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