Ayden Police identify woman shot during birthday celebration

AYDEN, PITT COUNTY - Police have released the name of a woman who was shot during a birthday celebration in Pitt County.

The Ayden Police Department said 24-year-old Porsha Shonta Carmon, of Greenville, was shot once just below the chest.

The shooting happened at about 9:20 p.m. Saturday in the area of New Street in Ayden, said Police Chief Barry Stanley.

Chief Stanley said five to 10 shots were fired into a crowd that had gathered for a birthday celebration. But investigators do not believe Carmon was the intended target.

Carmon was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where she underwent surgery. As of Monday afternoon, she was listed in good condition, police said.

Police said Monday afternoon that no arrest has been made in the shooting. Investigators said they are looking for a person of interest.

Anyone with information should contact the Ayden Police Department at 252-746-7015 or Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.

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