Fourth early morning shooting reported in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Three shootings shook High Point Thursday morning.

Now, police have added a earlier fourth  shooting to the list.

At 1 a.m., police responded to a shots fired call at 603 Denny St.

Bullets struck three vehicles, and police found two bullet holes in the front siding of the home. Police found six 9-mm casings on the street.

This time, however, no one was reported injured.

At about 3:30 a.m., police responded to another shooting on the 1400 block of Franklin Avenue.

Brenda Ann Herbin, 61, was found in the street and died of a gunshot wound to the head, police report.

Around 5 a.m., a 15-year-old girl was found with a gunshot wound. Police had been responding to the Franklin Avenue shooting when they heard 30 to 40 shots fired and followed the sound and a 911 caller report to 713 Fairview St.

Police found the girl inside her home with a gunshot wound to her foot. When they arrived, she was sitting on a chair in the living room. No one else in the residence was injured.

At at about the same time, around 5 a.m., another shooting happened at 1110 Bridges Drive, High Point Police said. Suspects fired shots into the home; no one was injured.

This was the second time someone fired shots into this Bridges Drive home since July 17, police said. Rifle and 9mm casings were found at the scene.

The day before High Point police investigated a Wednesday shooting at Newgate Apartments on Grayson Street. No one was reported injured, but police found about 60 shell casings on the road.

These shootings follows a Monday night shooting in High Point that killed 18-year-old Anastasia Ray, who was pregnant, at 701 Thissell St., near the intersection with East Commerce Avenue. Corey Ray, 32, also suffered a gunshot wound to his backside.

Hykeem Marquis Simmons, 21, of High Point, has been charged with first-degree murder in that case.

High Point police said the rash of shootings in High Point appear to be related to gang activity.

The crimes appear to be linked to two groups of people affiliated with gangs in High Point, but police have not named the gangs.

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