8:07am update – 421 is back open, Hardin Road is still closed. Multiple media outlets are reporting a deputy was involved in the shooting. The State Bureau of Investigation officers are at the scene investigating.
421 is back open, Hardin Road is still closed per fb reports – 8:02am
6am – Highway 421 in Deep Gap remains blocked off by law enforcement after an early morning shooting on Hardin Road.
WSOC TV is reporting “The Watauga County sheriff said an officer-involved shooting occurred Thursday morning.” Use OLD 421 S until it’s clear per Watauga Communications Center fb page.
7/26 0532: Traffic still impacted on 421 S. Recommend that you use OLD 421 S until it’s clear per Watauga Communications Center fb page. (original post from WCC – 7/26 0250 Traffic on US Hwy 421 S will be disrupted for a time due to Law Enforcement actions.”)