TRINITY, N.C. (WGHP) — A person is in the hospital after being shot and robbed in Randolph County, according to a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Randolph County deputies are investigating after a person was shot and their car was stolen on Thursday.

This happened outside of the Dollar General on Highway 62 in Trinity.

Around 9 a.m., someone called 911 and said that a person had come to the store asking for help and that he had been shot and had his vehicle stolen.

According to the victim, the suspect was driving an older, green Jeep Cherokee with at least two people in it.

During the investigation, witnesses reported seeing the victim driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Hwy 62 apparently being chased by the suspect vehicle before the incident was reported, deputies say.

After further investigation, deputies learned the victim had been shot through the rear window of the vehicle and that the incident most likely happened at or near Trindale Foods.

Patrolling deputies found the victim’s vehicle abandoned on Sabine Street and are actively searching for the suspect’s vehicle.

The victim was taken to the hospital by Randolph County EMS.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact 911 immediately.