Union County deputies seek shooter after homes, vehicles struck by gunfire

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies are asking for the public's help to find whoever shot at several homes and vehicles in Union County Monday night.

Officials with the Union County Sheriff’s Office said they went to Griffith Road, south of Monroe, around 9 p.m. Monday night to check out reports of gunfire.

"I was watching TV last night and got up off the couch, heard gunshots, come out and this is what I find,” said Darrell Hobbs, whose home and truck was struck by bullets.

Deputies said they found at least four homes and several vehicles that had been struck, likely by birdshot from a shotgun.

Witnesses told deputies they saw a dark-colored pickup truck, possibly a Chevrolet, with loud mufflers.

"There's like a 10-year-old boy where that window was shot out,” Hobbs said. “There's two teenage girls that live there where that was shot. The old guy that lives here, he's got to be 80 and he shot his front door out for no reason."

Officials said no one was injured.

Hobbs said his fiancée and pregnant granddaughter were with him inside.

"Why would somebody do this? I don't bother nobody and I stay to myself,” Hobbs said.

Investigators told Channel 9 that they believe the shooter was firing birdshot from a shotgun, so that's how they were able to spray this area with so many rounds.

"They were still shooting when they went out of sight," Hobbs said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Union County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers.

"I hope it doesn't happen again because it could have easily killed somebody," Hobbs said.

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