A Pennsylvania mother of six was killed in a shooting in North Carolina while on vacation to celebrate her wedding day, authorities said.
On Friday, the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina announced a $ 10,000 prize for information leading to the suspect.
Just before 12:00 Thursday, police responded to a report of a man shot at Interstate 95 in Lumberton, North Carolina, about 95 miles southwest of Raleigh, the sheriff’s office said.
Julie Eberly, 47, of Manheim, Pennsylvania, was found shot in the passenger door of a car with her husband, Ryan Eberly, police said. He was taken to Southeastern Health in Lumberton, where he later died, authorities said.
Photo: Julie Eberly, a mother of six who was shot dead in a North Carolina street rage attack
Julie Eberly, a mother of six who was shot dead in a road rage incident in North Carolina.
Ryan, who was driving, was not injured, according to police.
The couple’s car was approaching the suspect’s car when Ryan collided with the lane, police said. As a result, the driver of another vehicle swerved to the side of the passenger’s car, rolled down his window, and fired “several shots at the passenger door,” police said.
The shooter was described as a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu or 2010 Impala silver or gray Impala with “bright windows and possibly chrome on the side windows,” police said.
The couple were on their way to South Carolina on a “flight” trip to celebrate their wedding day, Sheriff Burnis Wilkins wrote on Facebook.
On Friday, Wilkins said investigators were still searching for the assailant and were trying to find video footage of the shooting.
Wilkins said he spoke to Ryan and his in-laws, who said they were “very grateful for the support they received not only in their Pennsylvania community but also in our community.”
The sheriff said he was grateful to the people of Robeson County for their assistance in the investigation.
“It really brings tears to my eyes to know that you have come out in such a way that you want to help this family especially as you are a foreigner. That alone means a lot, ”said Wilkins.
He said the couple’s six children were at home with their grandparents at the time of the shooting.
“I sympathize with the family and ask everyone who reads this to stand up and pray for the whole family,” he said.