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Sheriff: Unknown passenger may have fatally shot man after struggle

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WADESBORO, NC (WBTV) -

Investigators in Anson County say an Ocean Isle man died after being shot Wednesday night.

The incident was reported at 8:30 p.m. along US Highway 742 North, approximately 5 miles north of Wadesboro, according to a news release from the Anson County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrived to find a man outside of his vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. The vehicle was in the ditch beside the highway.

Highway 742 North was blocked off for nearly nine hours as detectives and agents from the State Bureau of Investigation conducted their investigation at the crime scene.
 
The Sheriff's Office has not released the man's name.

Sheriff Tommy Allen did say that the victim was from Ocean Isle Beach and traveling to Johnson City, Tenn. 

At some point investigators believe he picked up a passenger, according to the release.

One passing motorist told investigators he saw what appeared to be two people struggling in the front seat of the vehicle as it set in the ditch. 

There was no sign of a second subject at the scene when officers arrived and officers do not know if the subject was picked up by a passing vehicle.

 Families in the area were notified to be on the lookout of any suspicious persons and call 911. 

The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with any information in this incident to please call the Anson County Sheriff's Office at 704-694-4188.

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