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Details emerge as deputies search for suspects after person shot, car stolen in Trinity

After further investigation, it was learned the victim had been shot through the rear window of a car possibly near Trindale Foods.
Credit: WFMY

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are searching for suspects after a person was shot and their car was stolen on Highway 62, according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said it happened around 9 a.m. outside a Dollar General on Highway 62 in Trinity.

According to deputies, after further investigation, it was learned the victim had been shot through the rear window of the car and the incident most likely happened at or near Trindale Foods.

The caller reported the victim came into the store saying he had been shot, and his car stolen, according to the sheriff's office.

According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses said the victim was speeding while driving southbound on Highway 62; being chased by the suspect before the incident was reported.

The victim described the suspect's car as an older green Jeep Cherokee, reportedly driven with at least two people inside. Investigators found the victim's car, which was stolen, abandoned on Sabine Street in Trinity.

The victim was taken to a local hospital by EMS and no suspect is in custody, according to authorities.

The sheriff's office said multiple agencies are searching the area and gathering information as the investigation continues.

Investigators are asking the public to be on the lookout for the suspect vehicle, which was described as an older green Jeep Cherokee.

There is no known motive at this time, according to investigators.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (336) 672-7463.