GASTONIA, N.C. (FOX 46 WJZY) - One person was injured in a shooting involving a police officer at a Gastonia restaurant Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at the Buffalo Wild Wings at 422 Cox Rd in Gastonia around 10:15 p.m. in reference to a 'subject with a weapon.'
Police say one suspect was shot and is currently receiving medical treatment. One officer was involved and was not injured.
A witness at the scene said the restaurant was placed on lockdown and customers were told to go to the back after a man was reportedly seen in the parking lot with a gun.
The witness also says that after authorities arrived at the scene, the entire parking lot was blocked off with crime scene tape.
Customers inside were told they could not access their vehicles while officers investigated. They were only allowed to leave beginning around midnight if they had another ride to take them to their destination, the witness says.
A Gastonia Police captain also entered the restaurant asking witnesses to the incident to come forward.
A request was made for the State Bureau of Investigations to conduct an independent investigation.
One FOX 46 employee was inside of the restaurant during the lockdown. You can hear the live interview below.