Breaking: Police dealing with active shooter in Carolina Beach

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Police blocked off Sea Ray Avenue in Carolina Beach for several blocks after an active shooter situation Monday afternoon. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

Updated at 4:31 p.m.

CAROLINA BEACH — Police in Carolina Beach have apprehended a suspect in an armed shooting incident Monday afternoon.

A tweet from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department just after 3:40 p.m. said one person was in custody and there were no known injuries.

The situation too place in the are of 1600 Sea Ray Lane. Little information is currently available. At around 4 p.m., the area had a heavy police presence, with armed officers from the Sheriff’s Department, Highway Patrol, Carolina Beach on scene. Federal officers from the FBI and ATF were in  the area, too.

Police blocked off Sea Ray Avenue in Carolina Beach for several blocks after an active shooter situation Monday afternoon. (Photo by Christina Haley.)
Police blocked off Sea Ray Avenue in Carolina Beach for several blocks after an active shooter situation Monday afternoon. (Photos by Christina Haley.)

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At 3:15 p.m., Town Clerk Kim Ward had sent out an email advising anyone in the area of 1600 Sea Ray Lane to stay indoors. Those outside of the area were advised that traffic is being blocked and rerouted.

Additional information will be released as soon as it becomes available.