GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Police said an 18-year-old is dead after being shot in a carnival’s parking lot Friday night in Greensboro.
Michael Felka was shot around 10:45 p.m. at the corner of Ellington and Hanner Streets outside of the Greensboro Youth Council Carnival at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, police said.
Witnesses said the shooting was part of a gang fight. Police have not confirmed that, but did say that more than a dozen people were involved.
"I saw a group of 100 or so running around the tents," said a carnival worker who was finishing up his shift at the time of the shooting. The man asked to remain anonymous.
Felka was taken to Moses Cone Hospital and pronounced dead a few hours later.
Police are still looking for the shooter. Felka was less than a mile from his home at the time of the shooting.
Police said the carnival is stepping up patrols and both uniformed and undercover officers Saturday to prevent another similar situation from happening.
Rachel Norman was at the carnival Saturday. She has two kids and said she has some worries.
“I like the carnival,” said Tanya Thacker, another concerned mother. “We come to the carnival, but during the day not at night. I tell my kids that's when the big kids come and we don’t have time to deal with the big kids."
Police said a fight occasionally breaks out during these carnivals, but something this serious is very rare.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.