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Officer-involved shooting closes stretch of I-40 near Hickory

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HILDEBRAN — Traffic was being diverted around an eastbound exit on Interstate 40 after an early morning shooting Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. and authorities told TV station WSOC that it was an officer-involved shooting.

As officers investigated Tuesday morning, I-40 eastbound was closed at Exit 118 with traffic being diverted around the exit, according to First Sgt. N.R. Stell with the N.C. Highway Patrol. 

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