Friday, 13 November 2020

Two cops who tried to break up a brawl are shot and wounded along with four revellers at North Carolina nightclub

 Six people, including two police officers, have been shot outside a North Carolina nightclub, police said. 

The Gastonia Police department said Sergeant E. Nelson and Officer M. Lewis were shot when they 'attempted to de-escalate an affray' at Remedies nightclub in Gastonia. 

The officers and four patrons sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting, which took place at around 11pm local time on Thursday, the police department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Six people, including two police officers, were wounded in a shooting outside Remedies nightclub in Gastonia, North Carolina on Thursday

Six people, including two police officers, were wounded in a shooting outside Remedies nightclub in Gastonia, North Carolina on Thursday


Two suspects have been named as Alonzo Lewis Hamilton and Allen Slaughter. 

They are in custody and have been charged with six felony counts each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. 

The Gastonia Police statement did not provide details of the 'affray' that the officers had been trying to resolve prior to the shooting but said the officers were 'working off-duty' at the time.

The police have requested anyone with information on the incident to contact them. 

The Gastonia Police Department posted a statement on the incident on Facebook on Friday

The Gastonia Police Department posted a statement on the incident on Facebook on Friday

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