N.C. Mom Is Killed While Driving Her 5-Year-Old Twins in Car, Which Then Crashed into Canal

A North Carolina mother was shot and killed while driving a vehicle with her 5-year-old twins inside — and police are looking for whoever is responsible.

According to WBTW-TV, 23-year-old Brittany Hunt was driving her silver Chevrolet Malibu in Lumberton, N.C., at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday when she was shot. She immediately lost control of the car and crashed into a canal.

Hunt was rushed to UNC Health Southeastern hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The passengers in her car — her 5-year-old twins and a 20-year-old man — suffered minor injuries from the crash.

A friend tells WBTW that Hunt had a third child in addition to the twins. The other passenger has been treated and released from the hospital.

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According to the police report, Hunt was killed by the shooting, not the subsequent crash.

Police are interviewing witnesses, according to WMBF-TV. There are no suspects and it's unclear whether Hunt was the intended target of the shooting. A motive is not known.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the Lumberton Police Department and talk to Detective Robert Nolley or Detective Layton Bartley at 910-671-3845.

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