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Union man shot in home

A Stallings man was hospitalized after being shot in the neck inside his home Monday night, police said.

The victim, Steve Wayne Hargett, 45, was found with a single gunshot in the neck in the den-kitchen area of his home on Lake Drive in the Fairfield Plantation subdivision off Stevens Mill Road, Stallings Police Chief Larke Plyler said. A suspect or suspects have not been identified.

The shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Hargett's wife and daughter were home at the time but were asleep in their bedrooms, Plyler said.

There were no signs of forced entry or struggle. Police are pursuing leads and trying to determine a motive. Plyler said it wasn't clear whether the shooting was random.

Hargett was sent to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was in stable condition Tuesday, Plyler said.

Neighbors told police they saw a late-model, full-size Chevrolet pickup, dark in color, leaving the area with its headlights off after the shots were fied.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Stallings Police Department at 704-821-0301 or Union County Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600.