Police: Driver opened fire on another vehicle before leaving scene

Published: May. 23, 2020 at 8:39 AM EDT
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The Pinetops Police Department is searching for a suspect's vehicle after the driver opened fire on another car early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:15 a.m., an officer saw a burgundy Chevy Malibu come into town on North 3rd Street followed by a black Nissan Maxima.

According to police, the driver of the Maxima followed the Malibu throughout the town.

They say the two vehicles then drove onto North 2nd Street, where the cares began colliding with each other.

The officer then heard gunshots and attempted to catch up with the two cars.

When the officer caught up, they found two gunshot victims in the wrecked Maxima.

The driver of the Malibu left the scene.

Both victims were transported to Vidant Hospital in Greenville.

One victim was discharged from Vidant, and the other is still receiving medical attention.

The Pinetops Police Department is still looking for what they say is a newer model Chevy Malibu with damage to multiple areas of the car.

A possible reward will be offered for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact The Pinetops Police Department at 252-827-5014.