The 48-year-old victim told police he stopped at a convenience store at the intersection of NC 55 and NC 54 to get gas around 10:30 p.m. The victim said a man approached him in the parking lot and asked for money. The victim told the man he didn't have any money and left the store.
Then the victim drove to the Chick-fil-A on Residence Inn Drive and drove toward the drive-thru because he didn't realize the restaurant was closed.
He told police the same man from the gas station came out of the nearby woods and walked towards his car at the Chick-fil-A. The victim said as he started to back up, the man fired a bullet at his vehicle.
The bullet went through the windshield and hit the victim in the shoulder.
The victim's name has not been released, but he was taken to Duke Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.
The suspect was described as a thin black male, 6 feet tall and his late 20s or early 30s. He may have been wearing glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (919) 683-1200.