EDEN, N.C. (WGHP) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Eden Thursday morning.
According to Eden police, they responded to the area of Morgan Road just after 9 p.m. about a disturbance. A lieutenant with the Eden police was the first to arrive on the scene. Police say that the lieutenant heard arguing inside the home as he walked up.
As the lieutenant was approaching from where he parked on Flynn Road, he heard gunfire from both inside the home and outside in the area of Morgan Road. He took cover and radioed Rockingham County 911. Eden Police Department, Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office and Reidsville Police Department responded to the call for assistance.
Multiple people were running from the gunfire as officers responded and police say officers were able to help get them to safety. All of the people running were detained as part of the investigation.
One person was found dead in the yard and two more were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Morgan Road between Lee Street and Flynn Street will be closed indefinitely as detectives and SBI agents gather evidence and interview a “large number of individuals” who were at the scene when the shooting began.