1 killed after shootout in Lincoln County

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- Deputies say one person is dead following a shootout in Lincolnton Saturday afternoon.

Deputies from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a call near a residence on Painter Lane, northeast of Lincolnton. When deputies arrived, they found one person lying in the front yard of the home.

The shooting victim's identity has not been released. Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses to this incident. Detectives say no charges will be filed at this time and believe it was a case of self-defense.

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