GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are working to figure out who opened fire on a group of college students, injuring one of them early Tuesday morning.
The shooting happened along Andrews Street off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive around 1:30 a.m.
The four young men, all North Carolina A&T State University students, said they were on their way to an apartment, got lost, and were turning around on Andrews Street when someone started shooting their SUV.
Police say the four students jumped out of the car and ran for help, flagging down an officer on MLK.
As the officer responded, one of the victims, Nicholas Macklin, realized he’d been shot. His friends say the wound was in his back. Macklin is being treated at the hospital.
No one else was injured, but police are looking for the shooter.
“I just want to give all praise to God, because without him and my friends, things could have been more severe,” said one of Macklin’s friends, who did not want to be identified.
“I just think we have to be more careful out here because, (in) these areas, you can’t be out here at night driving around,” said the friend.
Around 6:10 a.m., a tow truck pulled off from Andrews Street with the bullet-ridden SUV.
The shooting is the second early-morning shooting Greensboro police have responded to in less than 24 hours.
On Monday, 18-year-old Joshua Gilmore was shot to death in his Kindley Street home.
Police are asking the public to call Crimestoppers at 336-373-1000 with any information on either shooting.