North Carolina mom shot, killed while driving vehicle with 5-year-old twins inside

LUMBERTON, N.C. — A North Carolina mother was shot and killed while driving a vehicle with her 5-year-old twins and another man inside.

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According to WBTW and WMBF, the incident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Monday near Meadow View and Linkhaw roads in Lumberton. Brittany Hunt, 23, of Lumberton, was shot and lost control of the vehicle before plunging into a canal, the news outlets reported.

Hunt was pronounced dead at UNC Health Southeastern, Lumberton police said. Crews also rushed three passengers – a 20-year-old man and two children – to a nearby hospital, the news outlets reported. Their condition was not immediately available, according to WMBF.

Hunt’s sister told WBTW that the children in the vehicle were Hunt’s 5-year-old twins. Hunt also had a third child, who was not in the vehicle, the outlet reported.

Authorities have not released any further details in the case. If you have information about the shooting, call Lumberton police at 910-671-3845.

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