An 22-year-old male was shot Saturday night in Onslow County.
Sheriff Ed Brown declined to say where in the county the shooting occurred.
The incident happened at approximately 10 p.m., according to the OCSO.
The victim, whose name was not released, was shot in the back. He was flown to a Wilmington hospital and is listed in stable condition.
A OCSO spokesperson said evidence indicated the victim and shooter know each other.
Brown said more information would be released as the investigation progresses.
Brown called the incident "isolated" and said there was not a danger to the public.