LELAND, N.C. — A police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect in North Carolina. The suspect was killed and the officer wounded, reported WWAYTV3.

Authorities said the unnamed officer responded to a suspicious person call just before 9 p.m. Friday night. The officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The officer was wounded while the suspect was killed.

It happened in Leland on Bridgeport Way in Windsor Park.

The officer was rushed to the hospital for surgery with gunshot wounds to his legs. District Attorney Jon David said the officer’s bulletproof vest helped protect him. Neither the officer nor the suspect has been named.

The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.

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