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Road rage cited as possible cause for shooting near Gastonia mall. Victim hit in leg.

Site of the shooting investigation outside a Gaston County shopping mall. WBTV video screenshot
Site of the shooting investigation outside a Gaston County shopping mall. WBTV video screenshot

Police say a person was shot in a possible road rage incident near a mall in Gastonia Wednesday.

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officials are investigating a shooting reported at 1:28 p.m. in the parking lot of Eastridge Mall.

A man was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police say preliminary information is that this incident was a possible case of road rage and the shooting occurred on New Hope Road or I-85, then the victim pulled into the mall parking lot for help.

The investigation is in early stages and officials say there’s no suspect in custody.

This is a developing story and no further information was released.

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