A driver was shot by a North Carolina trooper during a traffic stop in Gaston County on Tuesday, according to officials.
The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. near the intersection of West Franklin Boulevard and Shannon Bradley Road in Gastonia.
According to Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell, a trooper pulled over a vehicle after running a license plate and finding that the driver had a probation violation.
The driver pulled into a parking lot in front of the B and B Antique and Artisan Mall. Bell said that when the trooper got out of his vehicle, the driver he had pulled over attempted to drive away but could not make it up a hill.
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The car was about to pin the trooper down when the trooper fired into the car at the driver, authorities said.
Both the trooper and the driver of the vehicle were taken to an area hospital. Their names and conditions have not been released.
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