GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man is dead after a shooting in Greensboro, according to police.
At about 10:59 a.m., officers responded to a reported shooting on the 1400 block of Brown Boulevard, near the intersection with Joe Louis Avenue.
At the scene, officers found 21-year-old Aaron Christopher Thomas, of Greensboro, suffering from a gunshot wound.
He was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later.
Officers believe the suspect or suspects were in a dark-colored — possibly black — sedan that drove west towards Willow Road.
Wednesday’s shooting was the second time authorities have been called to this area of Brown Boulevard.
Sunday afternoon, Greensboro police responded to a “shots fired” call. Neighbors reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle speed down the street and the occupants inside shooting guns into the air.
No one was hurt.
Authorities do not know if this could be connected to Wednesday’s crime.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.
The scene has given more weight to an already planned community event that will be held on Sunday afternoon in Greensboro.
A “Youths Against Gun Violence” program will be held at Mount Zion Church of God in Greensboro.
It is hosted by three area churches; Jehovah Shammah Ministries, Mt. Zion United Church of God, New Jerusalem Christian Center.
The program is described as one “to increase the awareness of gun violence in our city and its impact on families and our communities. Faith-based communities have a responsibility to implement strategies to decrease gun violence.”
It will feature guest speakers such as the Guilford County sheriff, the Greensboro mayor, city council members, representatives from Greensboro high schools, and teenagers who have been impacted by gun violence.
“There’s just so much shooting, is there something we can do?” Dr. Wanda Lawrence said. She is helping host the event on Sunday.
“Can we just do something to increase the awareness, people’s awareness of this. And, try and get young people to stay away from the guns,” she said.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. and will run until 5 p.m.