Unknown Suspect(s)
Duke Energy Substations
Moore County, North Carolina
December 3, 2022

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  • Carthage, North Carolina
  • West End, North Carolina


On the evening of December 3, 2022, unknown suspect(s) fired multiple shots at two Duke Energy Substations in Moore County, North Carolina. The substations are located approximately 10 miles apart in West End and Carthage, North Carolina. The damage led to a massive power outage of approximately 45,000 customers. The repair process will take days, therefore a state of emergency was declared in Moore County to provide resources to citizens who remain without power.


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