1 injured in shooting on Ashe Street in Greensboro


Greensboro police on scene of shooting on Ashe Street on March 6, 2017. (Adam Krolfifer/WGHP)

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured.

First responders were dispatched to 1223 Ashe St. at about 2 p.m. Monday after an anonymous caller reported hearing multiple gunshots, according to a news release from Greensboro police.

Witnesses said they heard a male yelling that he had been shot and then saw the male suffering from a gunshot wound to a leg.

Witnesses provided first aid until EMS arrived. One of the witnesses was a Certified Nursing Assistant who came out of her house when she heard the gunshots.

“It was three or four shots -- about the fourth shot I heard tires squeal, looked out the window and that’s when I heard him, seen him laying out here screaming and screaming so I ran out to help,” said the woman, who wanted to remain anonymous.

The unidentified male was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

As a precautionary measure, Jones Elementary School was temporarily placed on lockdown. There was no connection between the school and the shooting.

Students told FOX8 their teachers did everything they could to keep them safe, but it was a very scary situation.

“We didn’t know what was going on. Everybody was crying, praying, screaming,” said one fourth-grade student.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

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