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Power outages and a curfew enforced following shootings in North Carolina

Following a shooting, two power substations in North Carolina were damaged, resulting in power outages. This also resulted in a curfew being enforced.

The shooting is being investigated as a criminal act, according to the Associated Press. The damage could take days to repair. This would leave thousands of people without electricity.

Outages started around 7 p.m. on Saturday night in Moore County. A state of emergency was announced as well as a 9 p.m. curfew for Sunday night that lasted until 5 a.m. Monday morning.


The FBI is currently involved in the investigation and no motive has been announced. It appears that someone pulled up to both substations and opened fire, not at random. A gate was found to be broken at one of the entrances.

This left 36,000 with no power on Sunday as temperatures dropped. A shelter was opened for people who needed it in Carthage. About 250 people will fit in the shelter, according to Reuters.

A rumor had spread that the shooting was related to a drag show, but Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields has dismissed it.

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