Police investigating shots fired call near Guilford County Courthouse

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police are investigating after reports of shots fired near the Guilford County Courthouse.

At 10:42 a.m., Greensboro police responded to multiple shots in the parking lot adjacent to the courthouse located at 300 W. Washington St. The courthouse and City Hall went into lockdown protocol and police began investigating the incident, according to a news release.

Within minutes of officers arriving on scene in an area in front of the courthouse, there was a fight involving three to five people, the release said.

Greensboro police and Guilford County sheriff’s deputies were able to break up the fight and detain several people who were involved in the fight.

Myles Christian, 19, Jaquan Tyree Williams-Clark, 21, and Jamal Anthony Gwynn, 23, were each charged with misdemeanor simple affray.

At this time there are no facts to indicate that the two incidents are related, police said.

No victims have been located.

Greensboro police are going to augment security in and around the Melvin Municipal Office Building to ensure the safety of city employees and people in the area.

Police do not have anyone in custody related to the shooting and believe this is an isolated incident, the release said.

Police do not believe the shooting was targeted at any government service or building.

City Hall and the courthouse are no longer in lockdown protocol.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.