Man nicknamed "Rat" accused of walking up to another man, shooting him

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A man was shot late Monday night in Statesville, and police say the suspect is nicknamed "Rat".

The shooting was just after 11 p.m. Monday at Unity Drive in Statesville.

Police said a man walked up to the victim, Acquilla Cain, and asked him his name. Witnesses say the victim told the shooter his name and the other man started to shoot.

Cain was shot several times before the gunman ran off. Several people came outside and took the victim to the hospital.

If you know anything about this shooting, call Statesville Police, (704) 878-3406.