UPDATE: Man shot while walking dog in Greensboro identified

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man who was shot while he was walking the dog in Greensboro late Wednesday evening has been identified.

Ryan Eugene Pressley, 27, is in critical condition.

Police say Pressley was walking his dog on Acorn Road when a group of people in an SUV approached him.

After a brief argument, the Pressley was shot by someone inside the vehicle.

Police responded to the area around 11:23 p.m. and found Pressley with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported by EMS to a local hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Police say preliminary investigation indicates that the shooting was a result of an ongoing-dispute between the victim and an individual in the vehicle. The nature of the dispute is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.


    • Adam Z.

      OK Faith – Where would YOU recommend that people walk their dogs? While you’re thinking about that, check the meaning of the phrase “war zone”, Greensboro is far from being a war zone.

      • FaithC

        Adam Z – I guess you do not read the news stories and see that most of the violent crime happens in Greensboro. But please feel free to walk your dog at 11:30pm, or walk any street in the G-hood after dark at any time. Enjoy.

      • Adam Z.

        Faith, I do see these stories. Most of the violent crime is in select areas of Greensboro. There are many areas of Greensboro that don’t have unusually high occurrences of violent crime. Any large city is going to have particular areas of town that are hotspots for violent crime. Greensboro is not unique in this capacity. There are some bad parts of Raleigh, Charlotte & Winston Salem that I wouldn’t want to frequent (especially after dark) as well. It doesn’t mean that any of these cities are “bad” places to live that should be avoided entirely ;)

  • Tberryjack

    AT first It says that he was “walking the dog” instead of “walking his dog” Now I believe “walking the dog” was a dance back in the 60’s, I know it was a Yo-Yo Trick back then so, did he really have a dog or was he dancing or Yo-Yo-ing. Maybe they didn’t like his dance moves or he was doing the Yo-Yo trick all wrong.

  • LM

    G-hood is and has been becoming more of a violent crime city in the past 10 yrs., and I believe I know why… anyone want to take a guess?! It’s statistical, NOT opinion-based, btw. I lived there for a few years and our next door neighbor got robbed, AND a girl got raped at the bottom of our street! ! I will NEVER love in G-Boro again.

    • Newsflash

      Now this is a logical longshot; as most logic based statements go when it comes to the internet: have ya…have ya maybe considered that crime statistics haven’t drastically risen (rummage through city-data.org for me) and that…maybe…just maybe…The internet loves sensationalizing every little tidbit of garbage it gets?

  • Mmaaab

    I grew up in the Bronx ,NY and never had a problem move down to Greensboro NC I get my house broken in not once but twice

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