CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Four police officers were injured in a serious crash while responding to a shooting in north Charlotte late Friday night.
According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the accident happened on Beatties Ford between Lasalle and Gilbert Street. That portion of the road is shut down.
A WBTV crew was on the scene of a nearby homicide investigation, when neighbors say they heard 10-15 gunshots.
According to CMPD, officers heard shots fired and rushed to the scene of an assault with deadly weapon call on Augusta Street. One person was located with a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.
Officers then received information of a possible suspect vehicle in the August Street shooting that was last seen on Beatties Ford Road.
Several officers were seen rushing to the scene and police say as officers were enroute to attempt to locate the possible suspect vehicle, two CMPD patrol vehicles collided on Beatties Ford Road near Holly Street.
Four officers were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say there is no time frame on how long Beatties Ford Road. will be closed.
A WBTV crew was there, and observed at least three of the police officers being rushed to the hospital from the scene of the accident.
Firefighters apparently had to rescue one of the officers from a patrol car involved in the accident.
Police say no community members were involved in the crash, and officers were not involved in a pursuit.
On Saturday, CMPD reported that all of the officers were treated and have since been released from the hospital. Those involved were Officer Michael Petrillo, Officer Micha Edmunds, Officer Shon Sheffield and Officer Michael Mosher.
Major crash detectives are investigating the crash, and no further information was released.