GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man died after a shooting in Greensboro on Wednesday.
According to Greensboro Police Department, officers were called to the 2700 block of Buchanan Road just before 1 p.m. about an aggravated assault.
At the scene, they found a man, later identified as 20-year-old Anthony Farmer, who had been shot and was taken to the hospital where he died.
No suspect details have been released.
Farmer’s grandmother Marilyn Poole told FOX8 the family has lost several members over the past few years, and this is just devastating for them.
Farmer was a father to a three-year-old and a one-month-old and was soon to be married. Poole spoke with Farmer on the phone just minutes before he was shot.
“My heart feels like somebody cut it out and threw it away,” Poole said. “That’s the way I feel. This is not supposed to happen.”
Family members of Farmer walked out their doors to find yellow police tape blocking off the parking lot of Claremont Court Apartments after the shooting that police say took his life.
Blue lights from multiple police cars flashed as investigators surrounded a white vehicle in the parking lot.
Near that car, FOX8 crews spotted at least four evidence markers on the ground as well as what appeared to be clothing.
This is a tragedy Poole said she wouldn’t wish on anyone.
“I don’t want nobody’s mother to go through what we’re going through,” she said. “Because I’ve been there three times. Now this is the fourth time. I don’t want nobody to go through that.”
Poole believes she knows who’s responsible for her grandson’s death.
“Gang-related because he didn’t want to be in no gang,” she said. “Everybody else is scared to say something. All of these drive-by shootings. All these little young boys getting killed. Won’t nobody talk because they’re scared. But I ain’t scared.”
Poole said the neighborhood sees violence like this often, and she’s calling for it to end.
“It needs to stop,” Poole said. “These 13 and 14 and 15-year-old kids around here with guns. You can look at them, and they want to pull a gun on you and shoot you.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.