HIGH POINT, N.C. — A man is dead and two other people are injured after a shooting in High Point overnight, according to police.
At about 11:42 p.m., police responded to a report that someone was shot in the area of Habersham Road and Knoll Lane.
Police found a 23-year-old High Point man on the 700 block of Habersham Road suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to the buttocks and thigh.
After searching the area, officers found another victim, 25-year-old Ja’Kirius H. Staton, of High Point, sitting in the driver’s seat of a silver sedan on the 600 block of Habersham Road.
Staton had a gunshot wound to the torso. Police tried to save his life and EMS rushed him to the hospital where he later died.
Police found a third person allegedly connected to the shootings at about 1:30 a.m. A 19-year-old from High Point was hiding behind a shed in a nearby backyard with minor scrapes.
Neighbors told FOX8 Friday morning that they heard at least 6 shots being rapidly fired.
“I thought it was like fireworks…it was guns going off like pow, pow, pow, pow,” said Mikalya Jackson, a local resident.
She had been staying with her mom that evening and was inside her room. She said she looked out and saw a dark colored vehicle speeding down the street as the gunshots went off.
Her mother, Dorthy Jackson, said she slid off of her bed and dragged her daughter into the hallway. They sat there for several minutes until they heard police sirens.
“I never would have thought that I’d have to do that,” Dorthy Jackson said. “Because we’ve never had anything out here that violent that we had to get down on the floor just to protect ourselves.”
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Ward at (336) 887-7877 or Crime Stoppers of High Point at (336) 889-4000.