It happened just after midnight outside a house on Bloodworth Street in the downtown area.
According to witnesses, the victim was shot after being jumped by five suspects during a robbery. Police have not confirmed that.
Investigators identified the wounded man as 35-year-old Derrick Marquette Wilson. He was taken to WakeMed.
Police said Wilson was not cooperating with the investigation, making it difficult to find the gunman.
His injuries were not life-threatening.