Man turns self in after shooting, SWAT situation in Catawba County

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man who was thought to have barricaded himself inside an apartment with a hostage after a woman was shot in Catawba County, leading to a SWAT situation, showed up at the Magistrate's Office and turned himself in.

The incident happened around 4:15 p.m. at the Hilltop Apartments on 18th Street Place NW in Longview. The woman was shot in the shoulder during the incident.

She is described as a 60-year-old woman. Officials say "she is in guarded condition" and was transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical.

Officials said a SWAT team was called in to assist because they believed the suspect was in a unit with a hostage.

Just before 5:30 p.m., deputies said the suspect had gone to the Magistrate's Office and turned himself in. There is no word on what charges he could be facing.

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