A man is recovering after being shot in the neck near English Avenue.

According to a news release, Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the English Ave area just after 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Deputies spoke with neighbors in the area, but no one reported anyone being shot. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. deputies were called to the Navicent Center regarding a person who had been shot.

Deputies then learned that 22-year-old Estee Tharpe III. was walking to a friend’s house located near English Avenue when he heard several gun shots and started running. Tharpe says he felt pain in his neck and discovered he had been shot.

He was taken to the Navicent Center by a friend where he was treated for the gunshot wound. He is listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.