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Man shoots two children in the head in road-rage incident with their dad, NC cops say

Byron Donnell Green is facing multiple charges after two children were shot.
Byron Donnell Green is facing multiple charges after two children were shot. Surry County Sheriff's Office

A North Carolina boy and his younger sister were hospitalized Saturday after a road-rage shooting, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy, 9, and girl, 7, were hit by gunfire in a “drive-by” shooting that occurred in Mount Airy, WXII reported. Both children were shot in the head when Byron Donnell Green shot “a semi-automatic handgun ... into the vehicle,” according to WHGP.

The sheriff’s office said the shooting stemmed from an altercation between the siblings’ father and Green, calling it road rage, per the Winston-Salem Journal.

The children were taken to an area hospital by their father, before being transferred to Brenner’s Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, WTVD reported.

The sheriff’s office said the boy has been discharged, while his little sister had surgery and was reported to be in “stable condition,” according to WXII.

Green was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, one count of discharging a weapon into occupied property causing serious bodily injury, and one count of assault by pointing a gun, per WGHP.

The 41-year-old Mount Airy resident had his bond set at $600,000 and is behind bars at the Surry County Detention Center, WTVD reported. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on June 11, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.