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Gunman opens fire on I-95 driver returning home from funeral

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"He had the shotgun to her head," one of the victims, Maggie Hennigan said. "He had the shotgun to her head," one of the victims, Maggie Hennigan said.

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a man responsible for robbing four people early Sunday morning.

According to investigators, a man fired a shotgun at a SUV traveling on Interstate 95 around 5:30am on Sunday.

"All I can do is thank God because if it was just a little bit higher it would have hit Angela's head," said Cathleatha Richardson of Conway, one of the four victims inside the car at the time of the shooting.

Major Howard Branch, spokesman for the Robeson County Sheriff's Office, said four victims were traveling back to Conway along Interstate 95 after a funeral when they heard something hit the vehicle.

When the victims stopped to see what happened, the found a shotgun blast to the driver side door of the vehicle. As they were accessing the damage, a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt allegedly approached them with a shotgun and demanded cash.

"I said God please don't let him kill us, please don't him shoot us," Richardson added.

"He had the shotgun to her head," one of the victims, Maggie Hennigan said. "Her mother jumped out of the car and started to plead for her life and for our lives while we were in the car. Because he couldn't break the window, he came to my side of the car but he couldn't get in."

The suspect was able to get away with $500. The damage to the car is an estimated $2000. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police.

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