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A North Carolina man has been arrested for allegedly shooting two children in a road rage incident.
Surry County officials say 41-year-old Byron Donnell Green of Mount Airy is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, discharging a weapon into an occupied property causing bodily injury and assault by pointing a gun.
Investigators say a 9-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were shot Saturday afternoon after Green became involved in a road rage incident with the children's father in the Flat Rock community of Mount Airy.
The children were driven to the hospital by their father. The boy was treated and released, and the girl was reported in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
"I just say it shouldn't have happened," Brenda D'Amico, who lives near where the shooting took place, told local CBS affiliate WFMY News 2 on Monday.
Another local resident, Gene Pell, also expressed regret over the incident.
"I feel bad about them little kids. I really do, sir. I mean they didn't cause nothing like that. It's not their fault, and I don't think a little innocent child should be in that situation,” he told WFMY. "Makes me wonder what's going to take place next, and who it's going to happen to next.”
Green, meanwhile, is being held at Surry County Detention Center under a $600,000 bond with a court date of June 11, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office said in a Monday press release.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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