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One injured after shooting in Gastonia, suspect in custody, police say

A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect and victim may have been riding in the same car, officers said.

GASTONIA, N.C. — A suspect is facing charges after a man was seriously hurt in a shooting in Gastonia on Saturday morning, police said. 

Officers with the Gastonia Police Department responded to a shooting along East Long Avenue and North Broad Street just before 4:25 a.m., not far from a QuikTrip station.

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The victim, a 24-year-old man, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. The suspect, identified as 36-year-old Malik Abdur Rahman Prince, was arrested and charged with attempted murder. Police said Prince was in the backseat when he pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots, hitting the victim who was sitting in the front passenger seat. 

Prince is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or seriously injury. Investigators haven't yet determined a motive in the shooting. 

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