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Deputies: Mooresboro man shoots victim in stomach during fight

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John Collins (Source: Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office) John Collins (Source: Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office)
MOORESBORO, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Two Mooresboro men got into an argument on Sunday and during the fight, one of the men shot the other, according to deputies.

Rutherford County deputies said the gunshot victim was found at his Main Street home about 4:40 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the stomach.

John Collins, 30, and John Earley, 39, were arguing when Collins pulled out a handgun and shot Earley once, according to deputies. Earley was flown to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where he was in good condition on Monday, deputies said.

Deputies said when they arrived they searched and quickly located Collins not far away. Collins was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Collins is being held on $250,000 bond at the county jail.

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