Police: Man shot while driving in Fayetteville, investigation underway

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A shooting investigation shut down a major intersection in Fayetteville on Friday morning.

Fayetteville police tweeted at 6:38 a.m. that the intersection of Morganton Road and S. Reilly Road was closed following a shooting.

According to a press release from police, the shooting occurred at 5:47 a.m. while the victim was traveling along Morganton Road in a vehicle when he was shot.

The victim was transported to the hospital with what police believe are non-life threatening injuries, officials said.

The driver of the black pickup truck seen in the photos was a soldier on his way to work when the victim who was shot crashed into the back of his truck, police said. The soldier was not seriously injured, but his truck was seriously damaged.

CBS 17’s photographer on scene reported 10 evidence markers on the road, indicating the number of shots fired.

The shutdown was a major inconvenience for drivers in Fayetteville as both roads are major thoroughfares, with Reilly Road leading right to Fort Bragg.

Authorities had been advising motorists to avoid the area and find an alternate route while Fayetteville police personnel processed the crime scene. The road reopened around 8:45 a.m.

The Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers program is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information submitted to Crimestoppers that leads to an arrest.

Anyone with information regarding the homicide investigation is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting http://fay-nccrimestoppers.org and completing the anonymous online tip sheet.

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