A resident of the Town of Elon was injured during a drive-by shooting at the intersection of South Church and Delaney streets Saturday afternoon.

James Ricks, of Elon, was shot and treated at Alamance Regional Medical Center for an upper torso and arm injury. The suspects were described as two black men in a 1970s Chevy Nova with a loud exhaust, according to a press release from the Burlington Police Department.

The suspects are still at large.

Ricks described the driver as a black man with dreadlocks, two gold front teeth and gold earrings. There is not a description of the passenger at this time.

Ricks was traveling west on South Church Street in the left lane when he stopped at the stoplight at Delaney Street, according to the release.

The grey Nova pulled up beside Ricks in the right lane, pulled out a handgun and shot into the car one time. Ricks then drove to Alamance Regional Medical Center where he was later discharged. The suspect and the vehicle were last seen traveling north on Shadowbrook Drive.

If you have any information regarding this case contact Burlington Police Department Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100 or Criminal Investigations at 336-229-3530.


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