Carteret County Sheriff’s Department reported that:

On 03/24/2013 at approximately 1:00pm deputies responded to the area of Hwy 70 and English Street in Newport in reference to an incident of road rage that resulted in shots being fired.

Deputies are seeking information on a family of three including the driver, female passenger, and toddler that are accused of leaving the scene after the driver of that vehicle allegedly fired several rounds at the other vehicle.

The family wanted for questioning was said to have left the area in an ash or grey colored SUV. The driver of the SUV is being accused of road rage which started on Hwy 70 in the James City area in Craven County and ended in Newport in Carteret County.

Deputies are planning on releasing additional information in a news release tomorrow and are urging the family wanted for questioning to make contact with the Sheriffs Office prior to that information being released.

No further information is going to be provided this evening due to the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriffs Office at (252) 504-4800 or the Carteret County Communications Center at (252) 726-1911.