Police fatally shoot man who opened fire in North Carolina hospital

Police shot and killed an armed man late Sunday in Novant Health Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center, according to WBTV.

Police say they were called to the hospital after the man, whose name has not been released, fired multiple shots inside the facility around 11:40 p.m. Hospital staff and witnesses directed police to the area where the man was last seen. Police say they felt threatened when they encountered the armed man and fired several rounds at him. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to WCNC.

Novant Health tweeted this statement early Monday morning: "We can confirm there was a shooting at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center resulting in the death of an individual. Without a doubt, this is a tragic situation. Our hearts and prayers go out to the loved ones of this individual and also to our team members and patients who were in the area when shots were fired."

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations is investigating the shooting, according to WBTV.

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