Gaston & Catawba

Car hits house; dead man inside

Police in Gastonia are trying to unravel a series of overnight events which included a car crashing into a house and a dead man being discovered inside the vehicle.

The mystery began when a car crashed into the side of a house on Huntsmoor Drive. That is north of New Hope Road in eastern Gastonia. According to a police report, the car apparently went airborne shortly before hitting the house.

When police arrived, they found no injuries among anyone in the house.

But they discovered a man dead inside the car – with a bullet wound to the head.

The identity of the victim has not been released, and police aren't sure exactly what led to the man's shooting.