Greensboro police respond to multiple overnight shootings

Ogden and Doak streets in Greensboro.

Ogden and Doak streets in Greensboro.

GREENSBORO, N.C. —¬†Greensboro police are investigating several different shootings reported overnight Saturday and early Sunday morning.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., police said they responded to Ogden and Doak streets in reference to a firearm discharging call.

Police said an 18-year-old man was found to be suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital by emergency workers.

Complete descriptions of the suspects were not provided, but police said they were in a white Dodge Neon.

Then around 2:30 a.m., police responded to another shooting call in the 800 block of Castlewood Drive.

An 18-year-old man told police he was walking down Castlewood Drive when he heard a gunshot and discovered he had been shot.

The victim was taken to the hospital by emergency workers for non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Police have not released any details on any possible suspects.

Another shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m., in which four people were shot, three of which suffered non-life threatening injuries and one serious injuries.

Police have not said if the shootings appear to be related. The investigations are ongoing.

8 comments

  • Thomas

    What I can’t understand is the focus of the Greensboro Police Department. In a recent article in a Rockingham County newspaper about “sovereign citizens”, a Greensboro police officer explained how his department trains to deal with such “threats” to the community, even though I know of not one instance of a concerned citizen breaking the law or committing mayhem as the criminal element in Greensboro. Maybe if the Greensboro PD dealt with the real upheaval in their city, and their own failures to maintain order and protect the citizens, instead of training to fight law-abiding citizens and phantom threats that may not even exist, we wouldn’t be having this discussion about a crime-ridden Gate City.

    • M and M's

      Thomas, a “sovereign citizen” is not a “law abiding citizen”. They do pose a real threat to others in society, as well as law enforcement.

      Explain how you believe law enforcement should focus their attention on real threats without knowledge of that threat occurring beforehand… Seeing the future maybe?

  • Joe

    According to stats, Greensboro is actually worse than Chicago per capita. Plus it’s a lot worse than what is being reported. Once polititions figured out how to pad numbers, crime started going down.

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