RONDA — Fire and medical crews and law enforcement are on the scene of a reported shooting and fire on North River Ridge Road off Bethel Road, between the Clingman and Jonesville communities.
Dark smoke could be seen against a backdrop of overcast skies this morning from where the reported shooting of three people, including a Wilkes County deputy occurred. The deputy was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, according to officials.
At last report, a suspect was still at large.
Bethel Road has been blocked off to traffic as well.
More information will be provided as it comes available.