NEW INFO: Man Shot On Ayden Street, Police Looking For Shooter

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Police said a man was shot in the street overnight in Ayden and the search continues Friday for the person behind the gun.

Ayden's police chief, Barry Stanley, told WITN his officers arrived on the 4300 block of Pitt Street to find Kentrell Alston had been carried off the street and onto the porch of a nearby home, suffering from a gunshot to his abdomen.

Police said he was rushed to Vidant Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Chief Stanley said Alston was taken into surgery soon after his arrival at the hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said Alston was not listed in hospital records, so she was unable to give us an update on the victim's condition.

Officers said they are currently working on leads in the case and do not believe there is any threat to the community.

Police have not released any information about the shooter.

If you have any information that may help investigators track down the suspect, you are asked to call Ayden Police at (252) 481-5844.


Police are investigating a shooting that happened shortly before 10:00 Thursday evening and are still trying to identify and locate a suspect.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley tells WITN a man was shot at 4311 Pitt Street in Ayden. It's not clear how many times the man was shot or where, but he was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville for treatment by Ayden EMS.

Ayden Police are being assisted in their investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and the Highway Patrol.

Chief Stanley says detectives are heading to Vidant to talk with the victim to try and identify a suspect.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Ayden Police or Pitt County Crimestoppers.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.