GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say three teenagers were arrested after two others were shot during an apparent internal gang-related conflict behind Jackson Middle School Monday night.
On Tuesday, police arrested Devonte Bernard Johnson, 17, Markus Khalil Jordan, 17, and Lexus Lynette Slade, 16. The teens were taken into custody at Slade’s residence on Hayden Street.
All three suspects were charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and conspiracy.
Officials say a large group of people were in the vicinity of Jackson Middle School’s sports field at 2200 Ontario Street Monday night. After a fight started, someone pulled out a handgun and began firing shots after 9 p.m.
Other people at the scene apparently started running in different directions when the suspect began shooting.
One victim, 22-year-old female Rickeysha Royster sought help from someone who lived nearby. That neighbor called police saying someone was on their front porch suffering from gunshot wounds.
While Police were attending to Royster, they received calls that a second victim, 19-year-old male Morise Kingsberry, was also nearby with a single gunshot wound.
Authorities say both victims were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and no other injuries were reported.
Helen Jarbo, who live nearby, says couldn’t believe shots were fired so close to her home.
“This is the Coliseum Boulevard! Everybody wants to live on this block. Just stop. Just stop scaring the people. Make the kids come outside and play,” Jarbo said.
Jarbo’s husband repairs cars and on Wednesday morning they woke up to two of his customers’ car windows shattered. It appeared they were shot and busted.
Jarbo says this is another example of crime in their neighborhood.
“It’s sad because this is out money. This is not for free. I think they’re definitely trying to be cruel. I’m scared,” said Jarbo.
Just down the road, Angie McCormick’s yard is behind the sports field at Jackson Middle School where the shooting happened.
“I’m really glad that they’re fixing up High Point Road and Lee Street, the corridor for Greensboro coliseum. And hoping that it will bring the value up around here a little more and safety,” said McCormick.
Police say an investigation into the shooting is ongoing and no other details about the gang can be released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (336) 373-1000.