The FBI is involved in another shooting at an electrical substation in the state of North Carolina

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The FBI is asking for help in finding a suspect in the shooting electrical substation in Randolph County in mid-January, a month after a shooting in Moore County tens of thousands remained without electricity for several days.

“In the early morning hours of January 17,” the FBI said, “an unknown suspect(s) fired multiple shots at the Pleasant Hill substation in Thomasville.

At that time, the company that owns the substation EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation“Crews were dispatched to assess the situation and found damage to the substation transformer from an apparent gunshot,” the statement said.

The shooting did not cause a power outage, the company said.

WSOC, a news partner of The Charlotte Observer, reported that the shooting left the substation offline for a day and caused “hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.” The location is just over an hour’s drive northeast of Charlotte, near High Point.

EnergyUnited is headquartered in Statesville and serves “more than 135,000 metering points” in 19 North Carolina counties, according to the company.

The Thomasville substation shooting comes weeks after a A Moore County substation was also fired upon. The attack left almost the entire county without power, and it took Duke Energy days to restore service to everyone affected.

Anyone with information about the latest incident is asked to call the FBI’s toll-free tip line at 1-800-225-5324 or the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6685. You can also submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov or contact the FBI Charlotte Field Office.

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Mary Ramsey is a feature reporter for The Charlotte Observer. A native of Carolina, she studied journalism at the University of South Carolina and has also worked in Phoenix, Arizona, and Louisville, Kentucky.



The FBI is involved in another shooting at an electrical substation in the state of North Carolina

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