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Wilson teen receives prison sentence in 2019 shooting

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A Wilson teen will spend several years behind bars in connection to a February 2019 shooting.

On Monday, Jayquan Carter, who was 16 years old at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty in Wilson County Superior Court to discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Carter was sentenced to roughly 6 ½ to 9 years in prison, according to court proceedings.

On Feb. 25, 2019, Carter and a juvenile got out of a vehicle with guns near Walnut Lane, according to court proceedings. Together, they went to a home in the 600 block of Walnut Lane and fired into the home with six people inside, officials said. No one was injured.

Carter was caught with a gun a week later, officials said. A lab report confirmed that it was the same gun used in the Walnut Lane shooting. Witnesses also claimed to have seen Carter shooting on Walnut Lane that day.

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