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Passenger wounded in car shooting

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From Staff Reports

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A shooting into an occupied car Saturday reportedly wounded a woman and led to the arrest of one of the occupants of the car.

Rocky Mount police responded to reports of shots fired about 8:51 p.m. Saturday on the 1100 block of Jeffreys Road. When police responded, they found a gold Infiniti riddled with bullets. One of the occupants of the car, an 18-year-old man, told police that he had been driving the car on Jeffreys Road when occupants of a black vehicle began shooting at the car. Police also were told that one of the passengers in the car, a 19-year-old woman, had been taken to the hospital with what police later determined were non-life-threatening injuries.

After an investigation, police determined that the man who claimed to be the driver had been lying to police and that the third occupant of the car had been driving. The man who allegedly gave false information to police was charged with resisting, obstructing and delaying an officer. Cpl. Mike Lewis of the Rocky Mount Police Department said officers are still investigating to determine who fired the shots.

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