Wilkes County road rage shooting kills father, injures son

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WILKES COUNTY, N.C. -- A road rage shooting killed a father and critically injured his son, according to the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office.

At 6:18 p.m. Sunday evening, a 911 caller reported a shooting at U.S. 421 South and Red White and Blue Road in Roaring River.

"They pulled a gun on me and I shot them," the caller said.

According to the sheriff’s office, the incident began on the highway and continued down the off ramp onto Red White and Blue Road.

An individual shot multiple times at Kelly Michael Black, 56, of Hamptonville and his son Stephen Michael Black, 25, of Statesville.

Kelly Black died. Stephen Black was critically injured. Family members say he is out of surgery and able to open his eyes, but can't move his legs.

Family members living in Hamptonville gave FOX8 the following statement about Kelly Black:

"Kelly was a best friend to everyone. His strength and integrity was something to be proud of. His sense of humor and the way he made us laugh will be missed. He had a deep love for family and friends. He had a special relationship with God and he had a devotion to everything he touched he was quick to forgive, but most importantly his death didn't match his life as he had many titles. He was a son, husband, brother, father, uncle, grandfather to name a few. WE LOVE YOU KELLY. You made a real difference."

Deputies found a third person at the scene who they believe was the shooter. Officials have not released his name.

Deputies and the State Bureau of Investigation will continue to investigate.

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