Greensboro shooting was gang-related, two suspects in custody

Posted on: 1:33 pm, October 30, 2013, by , updated on: 05:21pm, October 30, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police have confirmed that Tuesday night’s drive-by shooting on Bluford Street was gang-related.

According to a press release, two men are in custody in connection with the shooting and other arrests are likely.

Officers responded to area of Bluford Street and Regan Street around 6:43 p.m. Tuesday after Guilford Metro 911 received 18 phone calls from people who heard multiple gunshots.

Elijah Dominique Jordan, 20, of 1102 Eagle Road, faces charges including three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, two charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill, and one charge of possession of a firearm by felon.

Police say he is a validated gang member and was being monitored electronically for a felony drug charge.

Another validated gang member, Jeffery Bernard Sims II, 20, of 3804 Overland Heights, was also arrested in connection with the shooting.

He faces three charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and two charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Sims, an acquaintance of Jordan’s, was also wearing an electronic monitor. He was being monitored for a prior charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

As a result of the shooting, four people were transported to local hospitals.

Three people received non-life threatening gunshot wounds and one person was injured by flying glass.

A fifth victim, a passenger in a car that was struck by gunfire, was not injured.

Police say the shooting occurred as a result of one gang’s dissatisfaction with several acquaintances.

At least two of the people shot appear to be the intended victims of the opposing gang. The person injured by the glass did not appear to be an intended target.

The number and types of weapons used in the incident are under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting on Bluford Street is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text the tip to 274637 using the keyword badboyz.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.

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