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Three motorcyclists shot while traveling on bypass, sheriff's office says

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NC – The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating after they say three motorcyclists were shot while traveling on U.S. 29 Bypass Monday.

Around 4:45 p.m., the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office began receiving reports of two individuals laying along the roadway of U.S. 29 Bypass in the northbound lane between the Barnes Street and N.C. 14 intersections.

A third individual was located shortly after sheriff's deputies and other first responders began arriving on scene.

All three of these individuals appear to have suffered apparent gunshot wounds while traveling northbound on U.S. 29 Bypass on two motorcycles.

Two of the three victims are dead.

Victim information is not being released at this time, pending family notifications.

The northbound lane of highway U.S. 29 is currently closed from the Barnes Street intersection to the N.C. 14 intersection for investigative purposes.

Northbound traffic is being detoured though that area.

The suspect vehicle believed to have fired the shots is pictured here:

Suspect vehicle in U.S. 29 Bypass shootings earlier this afternoon

The suspect(s) should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about these shootings, or who has seen or knows the possible location or owner of the suspect truck in these shootings is asked to call 9-1-1, the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers Hotline at 336-349-9683.

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