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6 injured in Sampson County shootout, crash

CLINTON, N.C. (AP) – Six people are recovering from gunshots and other injuries after an early morning dispute led to a violent crash and flying bullets.

Clinton police say a dispute started early Monday and led to a high-speed chase as people inside an Acura Legend fled pursuers in a Pontiac on N.C. Highway 24.

The Acura rear-ended a pick-up truck not involved in the chase inside Clinton’s city limits. The truck slammed into a utility pole and flipped over. The Acura stopped cold with massive damage.

Investigators say the Pontiac stopped at the scene, leading to a shootout at the scene before the driver fled.

Besides the couple in the truck, four occupants of the cars in the chase were being treated at a Sampson County hospital. Two suffered gunshot wounds.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

9/3/2012 2:03:47 PM (GMT -4:00)

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