Man charged, victim hospitalized after shots fired in Elizabeth City

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One man was hospitalized and another man charged after a shots fired incident on Thursday night in Elizabeth City.

Elizabeth City police say at 8:33 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a call about gunshots being fired near the 1200 block of Moseley Street.

Near the scene, in the 1200 block of Shiloh Street, officers found a man, whose name has not been released, with what was determined to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to Sentara Albemarle Hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Officers later found and arrested Mr. Waykeem Layquan Shelton, 17, of 928 Shillingtown Road, and charged him with Shooting in the City Limits and Violation of a Domestic Violence Protective Order.

Shelton was taken to the Albemarle District Jail under a $1,500 bond and a 48-hour hold for the Violation of Domestic Violence Protective Order.

If anyone knows anything about this shots fired incident, you are asked to call the Elizabeth City Police Department at 252-335-4321 or call the Crime Line at 252-335-5555. All information received will remain anonymous and strictly confidential.

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