An 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a drive by shooting Thursday night that left a 72-year-old man with serious injuries.
Bryan Gopar, 18, of Pine Acres Drive faces charges of discharging a weapon into occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possessing a stolen weapon, and two counts of felony conspiracy.
Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to 99 Sabre Drive after reports of a drive by shooting. The victim was taken to UNC Hospital with “serious injuries,” according to a press release.
Captain Jeff Johnson of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office said the man who was hit was not the intended target, and that Gopar had allegedly meant to shoot a person that no longer lived at the address.
Gopar was placed in the Lee County Jail without bond.