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Woman shoots at van carrying elderly

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on May 25, 2017 7:09 AM

LAGRANGE -- A woman shot at a van full of elderly people on Parkstown Road Tuesday around 1:20 p.m., according to a report filed with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place after the driver of the van accidentally ran over a puppy that dashed into the road, the report said.

The report listed the occupants of the van as patients of the Sozo Family Care Home in Snow Hill, all between the ages of 31 and 72. The report said the patients were in the van on the way to a tour of Franklin Bakery.

Along the way, a black and white puppy bolted out into the road from the yard of 1334 Parkstown Road and the driver could not avoid hitting the puppy, according to the report.

The report said the driver turned around and went back to the home where the puppy ran from and got out to speak to the owners.

An 18-year-old male came out and tried to fight the people inside the van, and a woman about 30 years old came outside with a silver pistol and shot at the driver of the van and the occupants three times, according to the report.

The report said the driver immediately left the area, got to a safe location and called deputies for assistance.

Deputy Hope Shivar met the driver at New Hope Gas Company, the report said, and collected the details of the incident.

The report said Shivar then went to 1334 Parkstown Road to speak with the residents, but she could not make contact with them.

Sgt. Jason Adams with the Goldsboro Police Department called Shivar at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to report that someone had called CrimeStoppers who had seen the events unfold, and gave authorities the name of the woman who allegedly shot the gun.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in Wayne County is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or submit information at tipsubmit.com.

Callers can remain anonymous and information leading to a felony arrest will be eligible for a cash reward.