Forest City NC Shooting – After a gunshot that left one person dead and another injured, the Forest City Police Department has stated that police are conducting an investigation into the incident. According to the statements made by the officers, the shooting took place on Harmon Street on Thursday, July 13. Officers said that one individual was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, and another was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital for medical care. However, we do not know what their situation is at this time.
According to the officers, they have a strong suspicion that the culprit was a black male who was dressed in dark attire and may have fled the scene in a gray car. Anyone who may have information is urged to call the Rutherford County Communications Center at the number 828-286-2911. According to McKinley, “We probably had anywhere up to fifty feet or even more, I suppose, of sheen in the water of the fuel… that was floating on top of the water.” “The odor of gasoline could be picked up from the highway.”
Both vehicles were leaking fuel, but according to McKinley, the dump truck only had fuel in one of its tanks and the hydraulic system was intact, so the risk of contamination was much reduced. According to him, the overall amount of petrol that was spilled from both cars was around 200 liters. McKinley said that dealing with the petroleum slick presented a problem, but the firemen were able to soak up as much of it as they could. As soon as the two cars were brought to a stop on the road, the booms and pads were taken off of them and thrown away.
Vicky Lutes, a representative for the provincial environment department, wrote an email to CBC News in which she stated that the discharge of gasoline had been “contained.” “An environment inspector was on scene today and has completed a site assessment,” Lutes said on Thursday. “The investigation is now complete.” Although there may be repercussions on creatures that interact directly with the fuel, Michelle Gray, the acting dean of forestry and environmental management at the University of New Brunswick, stated in an email that the overall impact should be “minimal.”
“Dumping two hundred liters of gasoline or oil into a river or stream is not an ideal thing to do at any time or any place,” said Gray. “However, because rivers have a large volume of water and are constantly moving, the oil will dissipate more quickly in a river than it would in a lake or pond with water that is still or standing.”