On Saturday afternoon, an Elkin patrol vehicle was shot at while the officer was out of the car pumping gas at the Speedway store at 1200 N. Bridge St.
According to information from Elkin Police Chief Monroe Wagoner, the officer was fueling the patrol car at about 3:43 p.m. when he heard a loud pop and what the officer thought was something hitting the car.
Upon looking, the officer found what appeared to be a bullet hole under the sideview mirror on the driver’s door. Wagoner said the officer was not injured and the department has opened an investigation into the incident.
The police department is asking for help from the community in this matter. Wagoner requested anyone who may have heard or seen anything related to this incident call the department at 336-794-6475 as soon as possible.