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UPDATE: Fayette County man charged with shooting neighbor

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A Fayette County man is out on bond after shooting his neighbor.

Police say Eric Christopher England, 49, critically wounded the man after he refused to return England's sexual advances. Police also believe alcohol to be a contributing factor.

Fayetteville Police Chief M.A. Jeffries said England was able to post a $5,000 at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon. He's charged with one count of malicious wounding. 

The victim has been identified as Ira Hunter Shockey, 20, of Fayetteville. Police say Shockey underwent surgery for his wounds at Raleigh General Hospital and is currently listed in critical condition.


Post by Paul Hess

A shooting investigation is now underway in Fayette County.

According to Fayetteville Police Chief M.A. Jefferies, the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday at a residence on Smith Street. One person was taken to the hospital. The extent of injuries is not known. 

The Fayetteville Police Dept. is handling the investigation. 

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