People react after Downtown Greensboro shooting leaves 3 hospitalized; ‘come down here with good intentions’

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – Three people are in the hospital after a shooting in Greensboro on Sunday, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

Around 2:07 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of West McGee Street when they were told about a gun being fired.

Responding officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to a local hospital.

“It’s tragic,” said William Tesley, who lives in Greensboro. “It kind of makes you want to go home.”

A third victim was taken by a personal vehicle to a local hospital.

Less than an hour later officers responded to a firearm discharge call nearby on South Elm Street.  

The violence came as a surprise for Isaiah Brock, the manager at Heavenly Buffaloes.  

“The most we have over here is like our drunk bar fights, nothing too major, so that definitely was an eye-opener,” Brock said. 

Although the wing shop was closed when the trigger was pulled, Brock is concerned it’ll drive away new and returning customers. 

Taylor Hyatt works at Natty Greene’s Brewing Company and told FOX8 the shooting was too close for comfort. 

“That’s a scary situation,” Hyatt said. “With restaurants closing early and stuff like that we usually get out and get home before it gets too bad.” 

Carolye Robarts visits downtown often and said a greater police presence may help prevent a shooting from happening again.  

“It’s a great community, I love the area, we just want to be safe here,” Robarts said. “I would like to see more police enforcement just to know that we have protection especially when you’re downtown alone.” 

Several people who visit or work on West McGee Street told FOX8 they will be more mindful.  

“Make sure you come down here with good intentions,” Tesley said. “Find the people that make you feel safe.”

There is no suspect information available at this time.

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.

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