A woman is dead and her husband has critical injuries after they were both shot in the head Wednesday morning near their Cleveland County home. The couple’s child was sitting in the car when the shooting happened.
A neighbor, Robert Chad Bridges, was charged in the shootings, which happened on Mann Court, off Long Branch Road and U.S. 74 near Kings Mountain.
Myla N. Oaks and Jeffery W. Oaks of Kings Mountain had been in an ongoing dispute with Bridges over the usage of right-of-way and property lines, according to Cleveland County deputies. Investigators believe the shooting was a result of the dispute.
As the shooting happened, a school bus pulled up at the scene, investigators said. The couple’s son, a middle school student, jumped on the bus and told the driver his father had just been shot. The driver slammed the doors shut and drove away.