Gunman at car dealership crashes truck trying to flee police

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  • March 12, 2021
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Two people have been injured, including the accused gunman, after a shooting near a Belmont, North Carolina car dealership Thursday.

The shooting occurred near Keith Hawthorne Ford, located along North Main Street, around 4 p.m., Belmont Police said in a Thursday night news conference.

The accused gunman was trying to flee the dealership when he crashed a pick-up truck, according to officials. The suspect exchanged gunfire with responding police officers.

“When officers arrived on scene they attempted to disarm himself,” Belmont Police Chief Chad Hawkins said. “He started firing on officers and firing in the general area where other where employees and other citizens were.”

The suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries.


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