GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Greensboro police closed Rotherwood Road between Acorn Road and Bristol Road on Wednesday night during an investigation into a shots fired call, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Police were told about a person was firing a gun around 5 p.m., and the roads were reopened around 9 p.m.

FOX8 is told a person was barricaded in a building and has come out peacefully. The suspect reportedly fired at least one shot in the home but not at anyone in particular.

Surrounding neighbors were evacuated and are welcome back now.

Police used a hostage negotiator and an intercom system to tell the person to leave the home peacefully.

One gun was found on the scene.

Drivers were asked to find an alternate route through the area.

The investigation is ongoing.

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 to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.