One person was killed following a shootout northeast of Lincolnton Saturday, deputies said.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. and involved a group of people outside a home on Painter Lane.
When deputies arrived, they found someone on the front yard of the home.
Observer news partner WBTV reported that one person is in custody. Family members who live in the house told WBTV that the person who was killed was trying to rob them. Deputies are investigating if self defense was a possibility in the shooting, WBTV said.
No other information has been released.
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