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

Clinton police said 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.

Credit: The Associated Press.