Vanceboro, N.C. — Authorities in Craven County said at least four people were shot near Vanceboro Tuesday evening.
Representatives of Duke Energy Progress told WNCT that some of the victims worked for contractor Townsend Trees and were clearing branches around power lines at the time of the shooting.
According to the Craven County Sheriff's Department, the person who initiated the shooting was shot by deputies, and that person along with the three victims was taken to an area hospital.
The State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to investigate, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.
The identities of those involved, any motive and their conditions were not released Tuesday night.