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Gunman in North Carolina Drugstore After Hostages Released

BELMONT, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say all the hostages have been released from a drugstore following an attempted armed robbery.

But the gunman was still in the CVS drugstore in Belmont at 6 a.Police Crime Scenem. Friday.

Police were called to the store shortly before 2 a.m. Police Chief Charles Franklin says a gunman fired several shots at the first officers to arrive and they returned fire.

A negotiator is in communication with the gunman.

Sgt. John Wilson said the only three hostages in the store were released shortly after 4 a.m. Wilson says there have been no injuries.

Streets in the area have been blocked off. Belmont is about 15 miles west of Charlotte.


  • my3boys

    unreal over what pain meds im assuming sad how desperate peole get

  • tiredofthemedia

    All hostages have been released. End of negotiations, just let put the lead to him and save the taxpayer a fortune.

  • WMassMom75

    If he isn’t holding anyone else then what the hell are they waiting for? You can’t negotiate with stupid, high or crazy people so why bother trying.