Shots fired at Maple Grove Baptist Church in western North Carolina

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HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at a church in Haywood County, according to WHNS.

Deputies responded to Maple Grove Baptist Church in Waynesville on Wednesday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m.

Josh Nichols, supervisor of Haywood County Dispatch, told WHNS no one was injured or inside the church at the time of the shooting.

Nichols also told WHNS that the shots were fired outside the church and that there was a single shooter who acted alone. His intentions are unknown.

The shooter received medical treatment following an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. No law enforcement officers were injured.

Several agencies responded to the scene, including the SBI.

Sgt. Heidi Warren with Haywood County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement:

“At approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Haywood County dispatch received a 911 call concerning shots fired from the vicinity of Maple Grove Baptist Church off Stamey Cove Road. There was a single man in the church – no other people were in the church at the time.

Gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and law enforcement. No law enforcement officer was injured. Emergency Medical Services was called in to render aid to the suspect.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate. No additional information is available at this time.”

2501 Stamey Cove Rd, Waynesville, NC