Hickory police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and a woman they said were involved in a road-rage shooting that left a man hospitalized late Thursday.
Police said Kambiz Saleh Tehrani, 39, of Hickory, was shot in the parking lot of Rite Aid on N.C. 127 North about 10 p.m. The business was closed at the time.
Tehrani had followed a vehicle and repeatedly flashed his headlights and sounded his horn at the driver to get the vehicle to stop, police said.
Police believe the vehicles were involved in a road-rage incident while traveling north on N.C. 127.
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The other vehicle eventually pulled into the Rite Aid parking lot, followed by Tehrani’s, police said.
Tehrani left his vehicle and approached the other vehicle. A man left the passenger side of the other vehicle, an argument ensued, and Tehrani was shot, police said.
Tehrani was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory and later to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Driving the other vehicle was a white female with dark, shoulder-length hair. The passenger is black, about 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, in his mid-20s, with short hair. He was wearing jeans and a dark shirt.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 828-328-5551.