HUBERT, N.C. (WNCT) — An investigation remains underway after an Onslow County deputy in eastern North Carolina was involved in a shooting that killed a woman on Thursday.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Col. Chris Thomas confirmed the news to WNCT’s Cheyenne Pagan.

District Attorney Ernie Lee and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are now involved in the investigation.

Thomas said a call came in around noon to a home on Willow Street in Hubert, that is just off NC Hwy. 172. The incident began as a traffic stop.

But then, the officer, who has not yet been identified for the public, noticed the woman had a gun in her vehicle.

No other information was provided on what led up to the shooting. Thomas said the officer involved was not shot. However, as of 5:30 p.m., that officer has been placed on leave.

The woman, who was not identified, was taken to Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune where she later died.