Fire ruled arson after two people killed in homicide at apartments in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro apartment is boarded up after police and firefighters found two bodies inside.

FOX8 is still trying to learn who those people are and how they died.

Police are not releasing a lot of information, as this is an active investigation, but FOX8 did get the 911 calls made.

“Is there anyone trapped inside the building?” asks a 911 dispatcher.

“I think there are people inside,” responds the male caller. “I see the flames inside but it’s all black on the inside.”

Flames were burning through the Executive Suites brick apartment building on Summit Avenue Wednesday night.

“There was a lot of smoke. Like a lot.” Keke Lewis said. “It was hard for me to breathe in my apartment, so that’s why I came out.”

Lewis lives just a couple of doors down from Unit 5.

She says she had no way of knowing this would turn out to be a homicide investigation.

Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set.

“They took a young man out if here and drug him out here and tried to give him CPR,” she said. “They were trying to give him CPR for like a minute, but they just couldn’t [save him].”

A Greensboro police report reveals one of the victims was a 25-year-old man and that a knife was used in the crime.

“It was real scary last night. And then they had that body laying out there, so it was really scary,” Lewis said.

Firefighters thought they got to all of the victims. But when authorities returned for a follow-up investigation, they found a second body inside.

“It was bad. I felt bad. Like sad,” Lewis said.

It was an emotional night that has people living in the complex worried, as they wait for information from police.

“It’s a homicide. I need them to figure out what’s going on since I live here,” Lewis said. “It’s a scary thing. A scary thought to think someone would do something like that to a man like that.”

Neighbors said they had not seen the victim for days.

Greensboro police said someone from the complex did call them to report a man missing, but there was never a report filed.

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