Crime & Courts

1 injured in shooting near Birkdale Village

One person was shot and seriously injured in a shooting near Birkdale Village in Huntersville.

The shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m., according to paramedics, who rushed to the scene on Townley Road, a block away from the popular Huntersville shopping center.

Paramedics took the injured person to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police have not released any details about the shooting. Cornelius Police told WBTV, the Observer’s news partner, that the public is not in danger. Authorities have not said whether anyone has been taken into custody following the shooting.

Photos from WBTV’s helicopter showed police officers roping off a home with police tape.

Cleve R. Wootson Jr.: 704-358-5046, @CleveWootson