CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office said shots were fired into a vehicle while driving in Blacksburg early Sunday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched around 12:55 a.m. to a location on Bridges Road in Blacksburg after getting a 911 call from a victim who was traveling on Bridges Road indicating that there was a white pickup truck that was following them and shooting at the car.

No one was struck by gunfire.

The car continued on Bridges Road and entered North Carolina around 1:01 a.m. with the white pickup truck still following while traveling into the Patterson Springs area on NC 180.

Cherokee deputies were later notified that the white pickup truck had wrecked in Shelby with several people in the truck sustaining fatal injuries after wrecking into a home.

“We got information from the Cleveland County sheriff’s office that the pickup truck that was firing shots at the dodge charger had actually wrecked into a home in North Carolina where several people were fatally killed as a result of the collision,” said Sheriff Steve Mueller, Cherokee County.

Sheriff Mueller said as of right now, three people are dead, one is in critical condition, and two are expected to be okay.

Now, a motive is what investigators are working to learn. They said while the driver of the pickup truck and the driver being shot at were both at the Cook-Out in Gaffney prior to the incident, they did not know each other.

Sheriff Mueller said this needs to serve as a reminder to the community to be cautious.

“In today’s world, we see shootings happen on a regular basis just because you walked on someone’s property, or somebody got cut off in traffic, so it’s a sad world that we live in, but we just have to be a little more mindful of how we respond when we run across those situations,” said Sheriff Mueller.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting to please contact Captain Parnell with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 489-4722.