GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say three occupied homes were shot at Sunday night in Greensboro.
The first shooting was reported around 9:30 p.m. at 6 Crape Myrtle Circle in Browns Summit. Police say a man was sitting inside the home when he heard gunfire. When he went outside, he found the side of the house had been struck by at least one bullet from an unknown type of gun. The man’s wife told FOX8 their entire family of six was inside when they heard the gunfire and realized a bullet had hit their home.
The second shooting was reported around 10:20 p.m. at 202 Baker Drive. The woman who lives there told FOX8 she was home with her daughter, sister and nephew when they heard the gunshots. Five bullet holes now pepper the front of their home. One bullet went through the front window, into the living room and through another wall into the kitchen. No one was hurt.
The third shooting was reported about 20 minutes later at 209 Doak St. It is just around the corner from the second shooting. Police say the home was struck by a single bullet. A woman and a girl were inside this home as well, but again, neither were injured.
No suspect information was available in any of the cases.
Police say they are not sure if the shootings are related.
Alcoa Williams lives in the Hampton Homes neighborhood where the second two shootings happened.
“It sounded like firecrackers,” Williams said. “My girlfriend said you better get low, so the kids got down. We all got on the ground and just stayed there until it stopped.”
Williams says they also heard what they thought was gunfire Saturday night, but they don’t believe anyone’s home was hit that night.
“That could have been disastrous. Somebody could have been really hurt,” Williams said. “This is a residential area. You know there are kids here. If you’re not considering about the adults at least think about the children.”
Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to call Crimestoppers at 373-1000.