North Carolina police department reports shooting death of motorcyclist in road rage incident

Published 3:56 pm Monday, January 3, 2022

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A North Carolina police department said Monday that a motorcyclist was shot and killed in what’s being described as a road rage incident.

A news release from the Fayetteville Police Department says officers sent to a location in the center of the city at around 12:31 p.m. Monday found that an unidentified man riding a motorcycle had been shot.

The preliminary investigation showed that the driver of a truck was involved in an apparent argument with the motorcyclist before the man was shot, police said. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his wounds. Police are trying to notify relatives before releasing his identity.

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An investigation into the shooting is underway, police said.