GREENSBORO, N.C. — A juvenile suspect has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to a Sunday shooting that left a 15-year-old dead, according to Greensboro police.
Officers responded to the Village of Nantucket apartment complex on Fir Place at 1:39 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They found 15-year-old Dytwan Gatling dead from a gunshot wound inside an apartment. Gatling is originally from Charlotte.
One neighbor and father of six who lives in the complex told FOX8 he heard the emergency sirens. The aftermath is something he’ll never forget.
“I stuck my head out the door and I seen them bringing that black bag out,” he said. “I just knew somebody got hurt.”
He moved into the complex less than two months ago with his six children. He said it could’ve been one of his own.
“I went upstairs and bowed down,” he said. “Started praying and shedding tears.”
Now he’s taking more steps to make sure his family is safe.
“I tell my kids to stay away from the door,” he said. “Somebody knocking on the door don’t go to the door, come get me.”
He’s keeping his children safe inside until something more is done to stop the violence.
“Just think about the children,” he said. “We teach them better, they’re going to do better.”
The neighbor is praying for the children involved and Gatling’s family.
“I just hope nothing like that will happen over here again.”
Police do not plan to release the name or age of the suspect because they’re a minor.