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LELAND, N.C. (AP) — Something went wrong at a North Carolina traffic checkpoint, leaving two motorists recovering from gunshot wounds and seven deputies on paid leave until investigators get answers.

Four sheriff’s deputies from Brunswick County and three from New Hanover County deputies are sidelined after 34-year-old Antoine Graham and 42-year-old Jerry Melvin, both of Leland, two men were shot at a DWI checkpoint. Brunswick County sheriff’s spokeswoman Emily Flax wouldn’t explain what led to the shooting or why the two hospitalized men were charged.

Graham was charged with 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and other charges. Melvin is charged with eight counts of the same offense and other charges. Neither had a listed telephone number and could not be reached for comment.

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