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Gaston County Police Make Arrest Regarding Multiple Shootings into Vehicles Investigation

Gaston County Police Department detectives have been investigating reports of occasions where someone was shooting into passing cars on South Point Rd, Belmont, NC.  The cases span from July 28, 2017 to May 2, 2018.  Shootings occurred as early as 11:20am and as late as 9:30pm.  There were no injuries reported in any of the cases.  One of the vehicles struck was a Belmont Fire Department truck that is based at the South Point Volunteer Fire Department.

Michael Edward WilsonToday, detectives went to a residence in the 2000 block of South Point Rd and arrested Michael Edward Wilson, 62 years old.  Wilson has been charged with 4 counts each of Discharging a Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle and Assault in Secret.  He is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail under a 1 million dollar bond.

The investigation will continue and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Dow at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.