CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – A woman is dead, her husband has critical injuries, after deputies say they were shot Wednesday morning near their Cleveland County home. The couple’s child was sitting in the car when the shooting happened.
According to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning along Mann Court.
The female victim was identified as 32-year-old Myla Nicole Oaks. The husband’s name was not immediately released.
The couple had reportedly been in an ongoing dispute with a neighbor over the usage of right-of-way and property lines, according to deputies. Investigators believe the shooting occurred due to this dispute.
Investigators say as the shooting happened, a school bus pulled up at the scene. The middle school boy jumped on the bus, told the driver his father had just been shot. The driver then slammed the doors shut and drove away, according to investigators.
Officials went to the school to ask the young boy questions about the shooting.
According to deputies, a man was taken into custody and later charged with first-degree murder.
The Highway Patrol Accident Reconstruction Team will come out to the scene to investigate the two vehicles involved at scene.
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