GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place on Thursday morning.
At around 10:12 a.m. on Thursday, deputies responded to the 7600 block of Wellsley Drive in the Fox Hollow neighborhood.
Deputies say that one person is dead. Another person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, Guilford County EMS has confirmed to FOX8.
“I have only been over here about three years in this particular area … From what I see, something needs to be done. This is just becoming a criminal area,” one woman who lives in the area said Thursday afternoon.
Neighbors in the community coming home from work were upset to see a row of sheriff’s deputy cars. They say it’s become too common.
A witness told FOX8 they saw a hit-and-run, and then gunshots were fired on Wellsley Drive before a man in a mask was seen wielding a knife.
“It ended up becoming a bad day for this family and this great community,” Sheriff Danny Rogers said.
Rogers would not confirm how the woman was killed but said it appeared to be a random act of violence.
There have been violent incidents in the area since last November:
- a neighbor dispute that led to a shooting on Fox Hunt Drive in August
- a police standoff with gunshots fired in July also on Fox Hunt Drive
- a shooting on Creek Point Way in April
- an armed robbery on the Adams Farm walking trail last November
“When you see something out of place, you see people or a person in your community that does not belong, and you know they are a suspicious person or persons, call 911,” Rogers said.