- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police in Gastonia say a search is on for multiple suspects after a woman’s body was found outside a motel room.

Local media outlets report police say the woman’s body was found outside the Red Carpet Inn after they got word of a shooting on Friday.

Donna Lahser, spokesman for the Gastonia Police Department said police are actively looking for more than one suspect. A motive for the shooting hasn’t been disclosed.

A nearby school was placed on lockdown after the shooting.

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