One injured in shootout between drivers on Pineville, N.C. highway

The scene unfolded at Park Road and NC 51. Police said they responded to the area Thursday...
The scene unfolded at Park Road and NC 51. Police said they responded to the area Thursday morning.(Sky 3/WBTV)
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 11:59 AM EDT
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PINEVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was taken to the hospital after a shootout between drivers on a highway in Pineville Thursday.

The scene unfolded at Pineville-Matthews Road and Park Road around 9 a.m. Officers received 911 calls about the situation that escalated from a disturbance to gunshots being fired from both vehicles and at one another.

Pineville Police Department say the two drivers shot into each other’s vehicle while in traffic.

The shots fired between the two vehicles left one driver/shooter with a gunshot wound. That driver is currently in surgery at the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other driver/shooter did not sustain injury but has been identified by police and is being interviewed.

Officers confirmed that both shooters knew each other and had a past history together. This was not a random act of violence nor was it a road rage incident.

Police are not looking for additional suspects, but say two guns have been recovered and seized.

Pineville PD says they have six fairly large crime scenes to process and have “a lot of work ahead of us.”

That work includes buildings and vehicles with bullet holes to look at. In addition, there are many witnesses to interview and camera video to process.

No criminal charges have been filed at this time, however they will be pending.

The active investigation remains open and ongoing at this time.

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