According to investigators at the scene, two men were "play fighting" at a home in the 3100 block of Kingstree Court off Rawls Drive, near Poole Road around 2 a.m. when it got out of hand and one man shot the other.
The injured man was later identified as 28-year-old Alshawn Martel Thomas. He was shot multiple times and was last listed in critical condition at WakeMed.
The alleged shooter, 23-year-old Paul Emanuel Gainey, has been charged assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and with possession with a firearm by a convicted felon.
Gainey was taken to the Wake County Detention Center. The investigation of the case continues.