A shooting in Big Lake early Thursday has sent one person to an area hospital and another to jail.

Troopers said 46-year-old Big Lake resident Martin C. Vandever is charged with attempted murder in the case, according to an online dispatch. Troopers were called to the scene of the shooting, a home on West Masonic Court, just after 12:20 a.m.

Officials say Vandever shot Miles Walker in the back with a rifle after a verbal dispute.

A witness reported hearing an argument, a single gunshot and then Walker yelling, "I can't believe you shot me!"

Troopers on the scene saw when appeared to be a gunshot entry wound on Walker's lower back near his spine. EMS took him to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center where he was in stable condition.

Vandever told Troopers he shot the rifle in the air but didn't think he shot the victim.

Vandever was held at the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility without bail, troopers said, pending an arraignment later Thursday in Palmer court.

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