GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A store clerk is in critical condition after a shooting at the corner of Spring Garden Street and Warren Street in Greensboro on Friday morning.
Greensboro police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect accused of robbing a convenience store and shooting a store clerk.
At about 9:58 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound at the University Mart on 722 Warren Street.
At the scene, officers found the store clerk. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The victim’s son told FOX8 his mother’s condition is improving.
A 911 call told the terrifying story of the cashier being held at gunpoint during the robbery.
“The University Mart on Spring Garden Street is being robbed right now, My wife is there,” the clerk’s husband told a 911 dispatcher.
“How do you know she’s getting robbed,” the dispatcher said.
“She just told me. I was on the phone with her,” the husband said.
“Did she call us?” the dispatcher said
The clerk’s husband replied, “No, I had to call; the guy has a gun to her face.”
Destiny Morel lives near the University Mart at the University Court Apartments on Spring Garden.
“When I come home, I don’t expect to see police officers out at my house, or hear police sirens, and stuff like that. Knowing someone got shot probably about 100 yards from where I sleep at night is kind of terrifying,” Morel said.
Kenneth Irving drives down Spring Garden Street almost every day and says the increase in violence he has seeing in the area is scary.
“It’s crazy, just plain out crazy. We need help,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.
A little over two weeks, ago a 72-year-old store clerk was shot and killed at a Speedway on Battleground Avenue.
Patricia Grant, who went by Pat, was shot and killed on July 1.
Avion Carnel Bell, 19, of Greensboro, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to Grant’s death.