Child among three wounded in shooting on North Carolina road

Published 10:16 am Sunday, February 13, 2022

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A child is among three people who were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina and went to the hospital in a bullet-riddled car, a sheriff’s office said Wednesday.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the shooting occurred on a road adjacent to Interstate 40/85. The victims were driven to a hospital in Hillsborough shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said.

Preliminary indications are that the shooting was not the result of road rage and investigators do not believe it was random, the news release said.

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Two of the victims were taken to a hospital in Chapel Hill for treatment. A third victim remained at the Hillsborough hospital, according to the sheriff’s office, which added that none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. The identities of the victims weren’t immediately released.