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Multiple People Wounded In Greensboro Shooting

12:57 PM, Oct 30, 2013   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro Police say a shooting Tuesday night that wounded three people was gang-related, and they have arrested three people so far. The shooting happened at the intersection of Bluford and Regan streets.

Officers said three people were wounded by gunshots, and two others were injured from flying glass. Investigators said four people involved in the incident were taken to the hospital.

Wednesday, Police announced the arrest of Elijah Dominique Jordan, 20, who police said is a validated gang member.  Police say Jordan was wearing an electronic monitoring device. Jordan has been previously charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell or Distribute.

For the shooting Tuesday, Jordan is facing three charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill and a charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

Police also arrested Jeffrey Benard Sims II, 20. Police said Sims II is a validated gang member. Sims is facing three charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill and two charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill.

Police confirm Sims II was also wearing an electronic monitor for a prior charge of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

During the investigation, officers said they had enough information to connect Dionte Lashawn Ford, 19, to the incident. Ford is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury with Intent to Kill.

Detectives say more arrests could come as they continue their investigation. Officers say the shooting on Benbow Road is not connected to the gang-related shooting on Bluford.

BACKGROUND:

Officers responded to the area at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, after reports of a shooting. Upon arriving on scene, they found one person with a gunshot wound and two other people with other injuries related to the incident.

Later that night, police were called to local hospitals to speak with two additional people who had non-life-threatening injuries from a shooting incident.

Officers blocked off Bluford and Regan streets to interview witnesses.

Police say they are still investigating. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000.

WFMY News 2 will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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