Lumberton woman critically injured in I-95 shooting
Posted November 2, 2011
Lumberton, N.C. — A Lumberton woman was fighting for her life after being shot in a moving vehicle along Interstate 95 around midnight Saturday, according to the Robeson County Sheriff's Office.
Maj. J.A. Hunt said that Samantha Freeman, 20, was sitting in the passenger seat of a pickup in the far left lane of I-95 South, near mile marker 25, when a car pulled up alongside the truck.
Someone in the car opened fire, striking Freeman twice, Hunt said. Two others in the pickup weren't injured.
The pickup driver immediately drove Freeman to Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. She was transferred to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, where she was in critical condition Sunday.
Witnesses said the shots were fired from a white, four-door car with South Carolina license plates. Hunt said the shooting happened in a matter of seconds as the vehicles were moving along I-95.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at 910-671-3171 or 910-671-3172.