ROCKINGHAM COUNTY – Today at around 5:14 a.m., Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators responded to the area of 73056 U.S. Bus. 29 Ruffin, N.C. after receiving a report of a gunshot victim on the roadside at that location. Upon their arrival they found Howard Harris, 46 there at his vehicle. Harris appeared to have been suffering from several gunshot wounds. Before being transported from the scene for medical treatment, Harris told Deputies that his vehicle had broken down at that location and a White or Gray in color Mustang occupied by a Caucasian Male driver stopped and asked him if he needed help. He informed the individual he had help on the way at which point, Harris states that the driver of the Mustang produced a firearm and began shooting at him, then sped off.
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Rockingham County Sheriff's Investigators at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.