Man shot in chest in Ayden, police search for clues


AYDEN, Pitt County - A man is being treated in a Greenville hospital after being shot in Ayden Tuesday night.

Ayden Police Chief Barry Stanley tells NewsChannel 12 officers responded to a call of a man being shot in the 4500 block of South Lee Street around 10:30 Tuesday night. The man was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Stanley said he was alert and speaking with investigators at the time he was transported.

The department it is investigating why the man was shot and is "still working leads in the case."