WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (AP) - A teenager has been charged with shooting those vehicles along U.S. 264 in Wilson County.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says the 14-year-old will be charged in the Juvenile Court System with 20 counts of discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle and 20 counts of damage to personal property.
The shootings happened Wednesday near the 38-mile marker, which is near Mamie Road.
Deputies say they found two make-shift ground blinds using shrubbery, possibly to conceal the shooter. They recovered several rounds of BB and pellet ammo.
It's believed the teen used a high powered pellet rifle to hit the bodies of some vehicles while striking windows of others.
"The detectives and administration worked throughout the day and night following a multitude of leads; however, "old-fashion" legwork was the key to locating the area where the victim's vehicles were struck, the alleged weapon, and additional evidence to solidify the case," said Sheriff Calvin Woodard.
A North Carolina woman says she was in the backseat of a car that was struck by a bullet fired by someone authorities warn has been shooting at drivers along a highway east of Raleigh.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says at least five vehicles were shot between mile marker 38-40 on Highway 264 Wednesday.
State Highway Patrol troopers were seen in the area as additional reports of shots fired along the stretch came in Thursday.
Jill Walston told WNCN-TV she was in a car hit by an unknown shooter's bullet Monday.
A deputy confirmed a hole in the passenger side was left by a bullet. Authorities haven't identified any suspects.
Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county are trying to find the person or people responsible for shooting at cars on a highway.
According to the Wilson County Sheriff's Office, five vehicles were shot at on Wednesday afternoon between 1:30 and 2:30. Deputies say it happened near the Highway 264 and I-95 exit. They checked with the Nash County Sheriff's Office to see if they had any similar reports, which they said they did not.
Deputies still are not sure if this was intentional or unintentional. They say they have not received any reports of this since between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and that they have been patrolling the area since.
If you have any information, contact the Wilson County Sheriff's Office.