2 men, 1 woman shot in Benson overnight, police say

BENSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- Benson police said three people were shot overnight at the intersection of Whittington and Benson streets.

It happened just before 1 a.m. when police responded to Whittington Street at Benton Street for a shots fired call.

Police said three people were shot -- one person with a wound to the chest, one with wounds to the abdomen and one with injuries to the leg.

Two of the people shot were taken to the hospital and are in surgery, according to Benson police.

Police said they have identified a "person of interest" in the case but have not released the identity of the suspect.

Neighbors told ABC11 breaking news crews at the scene they heard about 30 shots fired.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Benson Police Department at (919) 894-2091
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