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A man with a gun entered a Denver business and began firing Thursday evening, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were dispatched at about 5:40 p.m. to Chemistry Lab Paint and Fab at 422 North N.C. 16 Business after a caller reported that two people were involved in an argument and that shots had been fired, the sheriff’s office said.

Witnesses said the man was upset about an earlier encounter with the owner, who reportedly returned fire.

The suspect ran from the scene to a wooded area behind Safari Miles Restaurant and discarded his firearm, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies arrested him a short time later. The suspect reportedly had a minor injury to his face. No other injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office said the investigation is continuing.


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