HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A 16-year-old has been charged following a "running fight" Wednesday night that left a 14-year-old with a gunshot wound to his face.
Hykeem Marquis Simmons, 16, of High Point, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with the intent to kill and attempted murder.
The incident was first reported to police at 6:23 p.m. as a large fight between two groups in the 200-block of Taylor Street.
"I heard shots," said Virginia Loftin Brooks who lives on the corner of Taylor Avenue and Elm Street.
"They busted my windows out," Brooks said. "All the glass ended up everywhere."
Her front window is now boarded up after rocks thrown during the fight came crashing through her living room.
"I was thinking about getting under the bed and getting in a safe place," said the woman.
The disturbance moved through neighborhood streets as police received numerous calls about shots being fired.
As officers arrived the groups scattered, leaving behind a 14-year-old male who was found shot in the face behind a car dealership at 701 South Main St.
Police say they still don't know what caused the fight and say it may stem from a rivalry between neighborhoods.
"Different schools, different neighborhoods it seems that there was some sort of a fight between two separate groups," said Lt. Kevin Ray.
But with no solid reason as to what caused the fight some residents fear it may happen again.
"I really think I need to move," Brooks said.
The teen's wound was described as serious but non-life threatening. He was taken to High Point Regional for treatment.
Simmons is in the Guilford County Jail under a $500,000 bond.