MOUNT AIRY, NC (Noah Feit//The Charlotte Observer) - A North Carolina boy and his younger sister were hospitalized Saturday after a road-rage shooting, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office said.
The boy, 9, and girl, 7, were hit by gunfire in a “drive-by” shooting that occurred in Mount Airy, WXII reported.
The sheriff’s office said the shooting stemmed from an altercation between the siblings’ father and Byron Donnell Green, calling it road rage, according to WGHP.
The children were taken to an area hospital by their father, before being transferred to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, WTVD reported.
The sheriff’s office said the boy has been discharged, while his little sister had surgery and was reported to be in “stable condition,” according to WXII.
Green was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, one count of discharging a weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury, and one count of assault by pointing a gun, per WGHP.