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Police: 2 Killed, 2 Deputies Hurt In Separate NC Shootings

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MAX PIXEL

Authorities in North Carolina say two people are dead and two sheriff's deputies are hurt in two separate officer-involved shootings in the Triad. 

In the first incident, an hours-long standoff over an eviction ended with two deputies shot and a man dead.

News outlets report a Guilford County deputy went to the man's home in High Point on Monday morning to serve him notice to leave the property.

Capt. Brian Hall says the man pushed the deputy away and locked himself inside the house. A deputy then heard gunfire from inside the home. Hall says negotiators then spent hours trying to persuade the man to come outside, but he stopped responding.

Two officers finally entered the home Monday evening and were met by gunfire. The officers fired back, and the man was pronounced dead.

WXII 12 reported that the second shooting occurred around 3 a.m. Tuesday in Jamestown, which is outside Greensboro.

The Guilford County Sheriff's Office told the station that investigators received a call requesting a welfare check on someone who was potentially suicidal.

The sheriff's office said deputies made contact with the man outside the home before the man started shooting at them. Deputies returned fire, and the man was killed.

North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation is now investigating both incidents

Authorities have not released the identity of the men shot or those of the deputies involved.

The deputies' names and conditions in the first case hadn't been released early Tuesday.