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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A deputy-involved shooting reportedly happened in the Lexington area on Friday morning, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office reports the situation began with a "disturbance" involving a father and son at 139 Pinehaven Drive.

When the deputy arrived, there was an altercation that ended with the deputy-involved shooting.

The suspect was shot in the upper right shoulder and was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The deputy was not injured.

Sheriff Richie Simmons said the suspect was airlifted from the nearby Central Davidson Middle School, which was put on lockdown.

"That's protocol so the kids don't get hurt or anything like that," Simmons said. "But there was no reason for the lockdown other than just transporting the suspect out."

It is unclear what condition the suspect is in or what crime the person is suspected of.

The sheriff's office says there is no current threat to the public.

The State Bureau of Investigation is on the way to the scene.

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