Investigation continues into Fairmont principal shooting - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Investigation continues into Fairmont principal shooting

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Investigators are looking for a pickup truck that could be connected to the North Carolina middle school principal who was shot in the face while driving to work.

Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey told the Fayetteville Observer for a story Saturday that investigators are looking for an extended cab truck used by the gunman who shot Fairmont Middle School principal James Hunt.

The former Marine was hit by a shotgun blast Thursday morning.  Authorities say he was shot by someone who pulled alongside his white Jeep Cherokee in a pickup truck.

Hunt drove himself to a Lumberton hospital and later was airlifted to Duke University Hospital in Durham.

A school system spokesman said Friday Hunt is in pain but is recovering.

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