72-year-old shot in the head while shopping: NC police
A 72-year-old North Carolina woman was shopping for groceries when police said she was seriously injured by gunshot wounds.
The woman had just left her home in Erwin on Monday morning and was waiting at a stop sign in her truck when she was shot in the head, Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats told a press conference , according to local media.
She was “an innocent bystander” who had gone out to “do her daily chores,” Coats said at the press conference, which was broadcast live by WRAL.
The sheriff’s office received a call about the shooting around 10:30 a.m., and deputies arrived at the scene to find the unconscious woman driving her, Coats said at the press conference.
She was taken to Fayetteville hospital, where she was in critical condition on Monday, reports the WNCN.
Coats said he didn’t know what led to the shooting, but that the two vehicles suspected of being involved were a black four-door sedan and a possible Mercury Marquis with a washed-out color, according to WTVD.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to report it to the sheriff’s office.
“We’re going to find them,” Coats said of those involved. “We will find them – we are not going to stop.”
Erwin is approximately 42 miles south of Raleigh.
Monday’s shooting marks the fifth in the region since January, Coats said, according to the WNCN.
“It’s disturbing,” Coats said at the press conference.