CMPD: Death investigation underway after SWAT situation at Charlotte hospital ends

CMPD confirms death investigation after SWAT situation at hospital ends

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) said a death investigation was underway after a SWAT situation at a parking deck at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center Friday ended Friday night.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) tweeted about the situation at 7:41 p.m. saying a female was barricaded in a vehicle in the parking deck. The hospital is located on Blythe Road just south of uptown Charlotte.

CMPD said the situation began at another location then ended up in the parking deck at the hospital. They said police had contained and were addressing the issue. They added that the situation did not involve an active shooter as some online were speculating.

Just before 10:30 p.m., police said the situation was over. During a press conference shortly after the situation ended, police said a death investigation was underway. CMPD said the female was found inside her vehicle deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

CMC officials said the parking deck was closed until police cleared the scene.

No further information has been released.

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