SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — Sanford police said a man was shot in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 1:50 p.m. in the 300 block of Fields Drive, according to a news release from the Sanford Police Department.

Officers said John Cecil McMillian Jr., 32, was shot in the back.

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The man was taken by EMS crews to Central Carolina Hospital where he was then flown for treatment at UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital, the news release said. As of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, McMillian Jr. was listed in stable condition.

Sanford police detectives are actively working to investigate.

Police said anyone who has information about the shooting should call officers at 919-775-8268.