Man shot in the head in Fayetteville drive-by has died, police say

Fayetteville police at the scene of the drive-by shooting Wednesday evening. Photo by Nate Rodgers/CBS North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A man walking along a road was shot in the head and killed during a drive-by shooting in Fayetteville on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The shooting was reported around 5:46 p.m. along the 1300 block of Turnpike Road, according to a news release from Fayetteville police.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that a male victim was walking along the 1300 block of Turnpike Road when an unknown vehicle pulled alongside the victim and an occupant of the vehicle began firing shots at the victim,” police said.

One of the gunshots hit the man in the head. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Jason McKnight of the 900 block of Rochester Drive in Fayetteville.


McKnight was rushed to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he later died, police said.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact Detective J. Littlejohn with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 818-3468, or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477). Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

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