Shot Right in the Back

A man is recovering and may be paralyzed after getting shot in the back outside Tobies Gentlemen's Club off Highway 17 in Onslow County.

Sheriff Ed Brown told us, that 24 year old Christopher Bowens was shot at close range by a medium caliber handgun directly in the back at around two Saturday morning. Sheriff Brown says Bowens has been taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for surgery. No word on his condition. Sheriff's deputies are investigating, but so far have no idea on a possible motive, but that its likely Bowens knew his attacker.