CASTALIA, NC (WTVD) -- Three people were rushed to the hospital after being shot Tuesday night in Nash County.
The sheriff's office said it happened on Lancaster Store Road near Pine Street in Castalia.
A K-9 unit and a Highway Patrol helicopter are searching the area.
Authorities said it appears the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was taken to WakeMed, and two to UNC Nash Hospital.
Law officers are searching for a young, light-skinned man, possibly wearing a white T-shirt, shorts and with a short Afro hairstyle, in connection with the shooting.
Residents are asked to avoid the area.