One person shot in attempted burglary on Blue Ridge Parkway
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC (WLOS) — Buncombe County officials confirm they are investigating an apparent attempted breaking and entering along the parkway that ended in gunfire.
In a press release from the National Park Service, officials say the shooting happened just before 3 a.m. near mile post 364.
Officials say the subject who was shot was transported to Mission Hospital with injuries requiring surgery.
The National Park Service says the shooter, and owner of the vehicle being broken into called 911 immediately to report the incident and is currently being held by investigators.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s office will be the lead investigative agency with assistance from the National Park Service.