Police: Two Girls Shot At Greensboro Apartment

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Greensboro, NC -- Two young girls were shot this weekend at Claremont Courts Apartment Complex on Phillips Avenue in Greensboro.  

Their mother, Latambila Hayes, said she heard the shots and came downstairs.  She found her daughters, 10-year-old Makayla, 10, and Malaysia, 6, each with an apparent gunshot wound.

Hayes said the bullet came through the front door and went through Makayla's leg.  It then got lodged in Malaysia's foot, breaking her ankle.

"I just want justice to be done. It's a shame that two innocent kids get hurt like this," Hayes said.  "We don't know nobody over there, don't mess with nobody over there. I don't know. it's a lot of mixed feelings."

Greensboro Police responded around 12:25 a.m. Saturday. Lt. Dennis Willoughby said the girls were not the intended victims.  Detectives are currently attempting to identify the suspects involved and a motive for the crime.

Lt. Willoughby said they are following a lead. He declined to say what led to the shooting.

Anyone one with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.

2009: Teen Shot At Claremont Courts

In August 2009, a 15-year-old was standing outside when a man approached him in the same complex, pulled out a handgun and shot him in the chest. The complex, Claremont Courts, is managed by the Greensboro Housing Authority.

At the time of the 2009 shooting, residents of Claremont Courts said crime is rampant in the apartment complex, and they would like to see a stronger police presence and sense of community.

Greensboro Police Chief Tim Bellamy said the complex has two dedicated officers, but they were off duty the night of the 2009 shooting.

Lt. Willoughby said two officers are still dedicated to the complex, though he did not know if they were working the night of the shooting.

WFMY News 2

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