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Victim Critical After Boat Ramp Shooting

A victim is in critical condition at the hospital after a shooting at a boat ramp in Edgecombe County Saturday afternoon.

According to Edgecombe County deputies they responded to a call of shots fired at the boat ramp in Old Sparta around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

The caller said there were shots being fired between two vehicles in the area of the ramp.

After arriving on scene deputies were contacted by the Heritage Hospital that there was a gunshot victim in the emergency room. That victim was transferred to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where the victim is in critical but stable condition at this time.

Deputies say a second victim was not injured.

18-year-old Ashton Keel of Macclesfield and 20-year-old Joshua Davis of Tarboro have been arrested.

Keel is charged with assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Davis is charged with 2 counts of being an accessory after the commission of a felony.

Keel and Davis each were placed under a $255,000 unsecured bond.

Their first court appearances will be held on November 2, 2011. The investigation is continuing at this time.


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