NC substation shot, power company confirms; the shooting reportedly comes almost 2 months after the vandalism in moore county

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STATESVILLE, NC (WJZY/WNCN) – An investigation is underway after a North Carolina-based energy company said one of its substations was shot at, Energy United officials confirmed Tuesday.

According to the release, the incident happened Tuesday morning in Thomasville in Randolph County at the Pleasant Hill substation after an alarm went off. The damage was found, obviously from the shots.

“EnergyUnited is constantly committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to our members,” Steve McCachern, EnergyUnited’s vice president of energy delivery, told WJZY. “While we are pleased that our members did not experience any service disruptions, we take this matter very seriously and are currently investigating the incident.”

This is the second substation in North Carolina to be hit by gunfire in a month and a half.

Approximately 45 thousand people were deprived of electricity in early December, when a power outage due to vandalism took place in Moore County.

Outages included 2,000 south of Carthage, 11,000 in Southern Pines, 11,000 in the Pinehurst area and 5,000 outages in Aberdeen. Some of the power outages affected the Foxfire community, CBS 17 previously reported.

This is all the known information at the moment.

NC substation shot, power company confirms; the shooting reportedly comes almost 2 months after the vandalism in moore county

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