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ASHEBORO — Police arrested a man accused of firing shots at the Rey Azteca Event Center early Sunday.

At 1:47 a.m., officers responded to reports of a man discharging a firearm at the event center at 1544 North Fayetteville St.,  Asheboro police said in a news release.

Officers received a description of the shooter from Randolph Communications and other individuals on the scene. At 1:59 a.m., the located a man laying in the woods near the event center armed with a .45 caliber handgun.

The man, identified as Gilberto Pulido Rivas, 37, of Robbins, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm by felon, going armed to the terror of the public, shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of cocaine, according to the release.

An individual at the scene sustained a small abrasion from a bullet grazing the person's arm.

Rivas is in the Randolph County Jail with a $1 million secured bond.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Asheboro police at 336-626-1300, Ext. 306, or Randolph County Crime Stoppers at 336-672-7463.

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