Police in North Carolina arrested a driver late Monday for allegedly using her car to strike two people who were protesting the fatal police shooting of 42-year-old Black man Andrew Brown Jr.

The two victims were 42-year-old Black women. They were not seriously injured and were released from the hospital after treatment.

The motorist, 41-year-old Lisa Michelle O'Quinn, faces two felonious counts of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill by the use of a vehicle. She also faces one count of careless and reckless driving, and one count of unsafe movement.

The incident occurred in the small coastal town of Elizabeth City.

Police said they were still investigating the matter, including whether the attack qualified as a hate crime.

According to the Elizabeth City Chief of Police’s office, victims Michelle Fleming Morris and Valerie Lindsey were “peacefully protesting and exercising their constitutional rights” when they were struck by a white sedan.

Less than an hour before the incident, the Elizabeth City police department warned motorists to look out for protestors.

Tensions have been high ever since Brown’s shooting, especially since prosecutors declined to pursue charges. Brown was fatally shot as he fled from officers attempting to serve an arrest warrant.