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Lumberton woman critically injured in I-95 shooting

Posted November 2, 2011

— 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.


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  • UPTOP Nov 2, 2011

    I hope she survives this ordeal !

  • justafella Nov 2, 2011

    She was riding in a PICKUP TRUCK. Probably gang initiation from hoods from South of the border.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 2, 2011

    SueInNC: "I can't believe she got shot in a moving car on a highway...whoever shot her must have a good aim or some kind of training,.."

    SHe was basically shot from point blank range. The gun and her were separated by 10 feet or less. The vehicles may have been moving at highway speeds. But the gun and the subject were almost perfectly still beside each other at point blank range. You don't need training to make that shot.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Nov 2, 2011

    This sounds all too familiar. A Middle School Principal in Lumberton was shot the same way a few years ago. And believe I've heard of another story since where someone was shot in their vehicle. Could be gang issues spilling over in Lumberton or points south. Or could be drug related.

  • pulstar40 Nov 2, 2011

    So what if it was road rage, or something posted on a sticker? Poor excuses for attempted murder. When is it all going to end?

  • SueInNC Nov 2, 2011

    Good lord! I hope she'll be ok. I can't believe she got shot in a moving car on a highway...whoever shot her must have a good aim or some kind of training, maybe they'll catch the culprit as a result! Scary scary scary! I really hope she'll make it.

  • dwallace9392 Nov 2, 2011

    Sounds like there is more to this story!!!!! I pray that the victim is ok and my throughts and prays go out to the family.If someone knows who done this,please turn them in!!!!! This could have been you,or someone that you love as well as a member of your family.This is the only way to stop the senseless shooting and killings.North Carolina, you are really getting people afraid to Travel to your state.Then to let someone with South Carolina tags due this in your state!!!!!! Let's all stick with the police and find these people!!!!! Lot them away!!!!!

  • Mr. D3 Nov 2, 2011

    Yokel, road ragers are typically good drivers with bad tempers who are set off when they are cut off or slowed down by bad drivers.

  • rayne0524 Nov 2, 2011

    Thoughts & Prayers going out to this victim & her family.

    Road rage or not, attemted murder is not the answer to solving the issue!!!

  • smcallah Nov 2, 2011

    "Its easy for bad drivers to road rage when there is no law enforcement presence on our roads. Our law enforcement is MIA on the highway."

    No, they're not. How could you expect them to be every where at once? It's just not possible. Or do you want the size of government increased so we can have law enforcement all over the highway doing nothing other than waiting for the small chance of something like this happening?