SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (WNCN) — Two men who had been shot were driving themselves to a hospital when their Cadillac was involved in a crash in Southern Pines on Monday afternoon, officials say.
The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue at the intersection with Midland Road, officials told the Aberdeen Times.
The Cadillac ran through red light at Midland Road and Pennsylvania and drove in front of a Chevrolet sedan that was headed East on Midland, officials said.
The Cadillac appeared to have a hole in the front windshield from a gunshot. The back window of the Cadillac also appeared to be shot out.
The two victims were identified by law enforcement as 21-year-old Khalad Alexander and 22-year-old Shalijwann Smith both from Southern Pines.
Law enforcement officers were investigating the scene of the shooting at the corner of South Hardin Street and West Michigan Avenue at the time of this report.
Their Cadillac collided with a husband and wife in a Chevrolet at the intersection. The pair in the Chevrolet sedan were not seriously hurt and were not hospitalized.
According to emergency officials Smith and Alexander were transported from the scene of the accident by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with reported gunshot injuries.
It’s unclear at this point who was driving the Cadillac. Southern Pines Police are investigating the crash and shooting.
Ronnie Keyshaun Hill, 20, of Aberdeen has been charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharge of weapon into a dwelling/moving vehicle, and discharge of firearm in the city limits in connection with the shooting.
“This was not a random act and the suspect charged is reported to have known the victims that were shot. Weapons were seized as part of the investigation,” said Cpt. Charles Campbell with Southern Pines police.
Hill was transported to the Moore County Detention Center Tuesday where he is being held under $500,000 bond.
His first scheduled court appearance is May 24.