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The Enfield Police Department is investigating a shooting in which a young man was shot.

Chief James Ayers said the victim is doing well and recovering.

The shooting occurred between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Bryant near Dennis Street.

A man who was sitting in the vehicle with the victim when the shooting occurred was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

Ayers said Javonte Love is not a suspect in the shooting. He received a $5,000 secured bond and July 28 court date.

The motive remains under investigation.

According to federal court records Love was released from custody on August 2, 2021. 

In December of 2018 Love was named in a six-count federal indictment tied to heroin distribution.

Two of the counts charged him with aiding and abetting heroin distribution and the other four charged him with heroin distribution from a period of April of 2017 to May of 2018.

In June of 2019 Chief Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced Love to 36 months with credit for time served on the fourth count of heroin distribution and three years of supervised release.

Federal court documents reflecting the Enfield charge made Sunday have not been filed as of this report.

Ayers said the department was appreciative of the assistance it received from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.