GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Aaron Johnson and Jeffrey Pointer took cover after hearing dozens of gunshots outside their apartment building Monday.
"We heard about 20 shots being fired off,” Johnson said. “We were in the house and we got down as immediately as we could."
Around 4:30 Monday afternoon, police found three people shot at 1540 McConnell Road.
Chief Deputy James Hinson with Greensboro police says an officer in the area heard the gunshots and saw people running.
"Fortunately, we had an officer in the area and he responded rather quickly and he requested additional units," Hinson said.
Police say the victims all have non-life-threatening injuries, but even so call the shooting a tragedy.
"Anytime we have an act of violence, of course we take it serious," Hinson said.
Investigators are still searching for suspects although several people have been detained.
"We reach out to the community to continue to work with us, when they see things that look not so ordinary, let us know,” Hinson said.
Police say people who live nearby are safe and that the shooting was isolated to the home.
"It was just so much commotion,” Johnson said. “I've never seen this many cop cars out here. We were just really scared for a few moments."
Anyone with information is asked to call Greensboro Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.