Lumber Bridge, N.C. – Three people were injured in a Hoke County early Sunday morning, and the father of a toddler in the car was killed, officials in Hoke County said.
MPs responded to the corner of Shannon Road and Old Wire Road (19659003) Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said two suspects got out of their car and started firing on victims in a pickup truck stopped at a stop sign. 19659005] According to Peterkin, there were three adults and a two-year-old in the truck. The toddler was not hit but the two adults were shot and one third injured as a result of the shootout. Officials say the toddler's father was killed and the mother of the child, who was also in the car, was injured.
Upon a call with WRAL, Peterkin said over 30 rounds of two weapons were shot in the truck. "At the moment, it looks like robbery is a motive," he said.
According to the sheriff, one of the suspects is known for this type of violence.
Anyone with information will be asked to call the Hoke County Sheriff's Office at 91
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.