Police: SUV crashes into Lumberton restaurant following shooting

Police: SUV crashes into Lumberton restaurant following shooting
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LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – Lumberton police are searching for the people involved in a shooting and crash.

Officers were called around midnight Monday to a shots fired report near Brandon’s Quick Check on East 5th Street.

When they arrived, investigators learned that a fight had taken place in the parking lot of Brandon’s Quick Check between the occupants of a red four-door vehicle and the occupants of a black SUV.

An investigation found that two people in the red four-door car fired shots toward the black SUV.

Authorities said the black SUV drove out of the parking lot, crossed over East 5th Street and crashed into the Dixie Drive-in restaurant. No one was inside the restaurant at the time.

After the crash, the people inside the black SUV ran from the scene.

It’s not known if anyone inside the black SUV was hurt as a result of the shooting or the crash.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Lumberton Police Detective Layton Bartley at 910-671-3845.

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