CAROLINA BEACH — Police Chief Chris Spivey Monday afternoon said some streets in the Sea Ray Lane area will remain closed for several hours following an active shooter situation.
Spivey said the streets are being kept closed for the collection of evidence after a male opened fire in the neighborhood with a “military or assault-style” weapon just after 3 p.m.
Officers responded to the scene for the report of shots fired and immediately starting taking fire, Spivey said.
“They found cover,” Spivey said. “I’m happy to report the county emergency response team was able to extract them.”
There were no injuries to officers, residents or the suspect.
The active scene included several blocks of Sea Ray Lane. Most of those streets were re-opened to traffic as the afternoon wore on, but those streets closest to the shooting will remain closed for several hours. School buses bringing students home were stopped, which led to some students getting home after 5 p.m.
Spivey said the suspect was a male, but could not immediately give any more information about the suspect or the situation. Officers from the sheriff’s office, Kure Beach, Parks Patrol and the FBI were among those who responded to the scene to assist, he said.