Anti-Trump hysteria turned into attempted murder on Monday evening, as supporters of the president were fired upon by a Charlotte, North Carolina man while they were standing on an interstate overpass in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
The crowd had gathered to show their enthusiasm for Donald Trump’s re-election bid in the town about 20 miles south of Charlotte, where the Republican National Convention is taking place. Around 6:30 Monday night, three men drove by in a car shouting obscenities and insulting the group. If they had simply driven off afterwards, that would have been the end of the story. Unfortunately the car then made another pass by the Trump supporters, and this time shots, not shouts, were heard.
“As the vehicle turned from Sutton Road on to the ramp to northbound I-77, the driver of the vehicle continued yelling and then extended his arm through the window, while holding what appeared to be a handgun,” Fort Mill Police Maj. Bryan Zachary said in a press release. “The victims further stated that, at that moment, they heard several shots fired, and the vehicle then proceeded northbound on the Interstate.”