Shooting In Quiet Town Of Beaufort

A man was shot multiple times in his car, just before 1:00 a.m. Thursday in the Carteret County town of Beaufort.

Police say the shooting happened at the corner of Pine and Craven streets. Chief Steve Lewis says 26 year-old Lee Anthony Stiles was sitting in his vehicle when several suspects approached him, and shot him numerous times.

Stiles was taken to Carteret General Hospital, and then airlifted to Pitt Memorial in Greenville, where he is in stable condition. Lewis says incidents like this don't often happen in quiet Beaufort. The last murders there were in 1994.

Lewis says they have a number of suspects they are looking at, and several leads that may point to the shooting being drug or gang related.