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Update: Teen arrested in connection to afternoon shooting in Ayden

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A teenager is behind bars after an afternoon Saturday shooting in Ayden.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley says one man was shot at least one time at around 2:10 Saturday afternoon. That man was transported to the hospital and is stable condition.

Police say the shooting happened along a fence on West Barwick Street.

Chief Stanley tells 9 On Your Side after the victim was shot, someone picked him up and took him to Garris Street, just a block away.

The man was transported to Vidant Medical Center by Ayden EMS to be treated for his injuries.

Police say within three hours they arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the shooting. The teenager is charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Discharging a Weapon within City Limits.

The 16-year-old is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under $2-million bond.

Ayden Police say the shooting is still under investigation.

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