Person Found Shot Inside Wrecked Vehicle Near Johnston-Wake County Line

Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting that left one person injured.

Wake County deputies responded to a shooting call around 12:30 this afternoon at the intersection of Highway 96 and Tuckerdale Trail, near the Johnston County line.

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Once deputies arrived, they found a person in an overturned vehicle who had been shot.

According to witnesses, two vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed down Highway 96 towards the Johnston County line, when an occupant in one of the cars open fire on the other vehicle. That vehicle then lost control before landing on its side in the front yard of a residence. The suspect vehicle sped away from the scene.

The shooting victim, who was taken to a local hospital, is also connected to a carjacking that occurred Friday. The Knightdale Police Department is investigating that case.

Wake County sheriff’s investigators urge anyone with information about today’s shooting to call 919-856-6900.