A Gaston County man has been charged with having a weapon of mass destruction.
Deputies went to the 500 block of N.C. 16 South just before 2 p.m. Sunday and heard several shots fired from a home nearby.
Investigators found two men shooting a sawed-off shotgun with a 16.25-inch barrel and spent shotgun shells. The gun is classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
Farrett Gantt, 24, of Stanley was arrested. Bond was set at $9,000.