Effort to dim car lights leads to Spring Lake shooting
Posted January 30
Spring Lake, N.C. — A man was seriously wounded Saturday night following an argument over a car's bright lights on a rural Harnett County road, authorities said Monday.
The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. at the intersection of Shady Grove Road and N.C. Highway 210 in Spring Lake.
The man was driving on Shady Grove Road when he saw an oncoming Dodge Charger with its bright lights on, and he flashed his headlights to try to get the other driver to dim the lights, authorities said. The driver of the Charger apparently did a U-turn and followed the man to the N.C. 210 intersection, where he pulled up next to the man's car, rolled down the window and argued with the man.
Authorities said the driver of the Charger then pulled out a gun and fired three to five shots into the man's car, with one bullet hitting him in the shoulder, authorities said. A passenger in the vehicle wasn't hurt.
The man drove off, called 911 and met Cumberland County authorities and paramedics, who took him to a nearby hospital.
The Charger was described as white with tinted windows, a rear spoiler, black aftermarket wheels and low-profile tires.
Anyone with information about the shooting or the car is asked to call the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office at 910-893-9111.