North Carolina A&T University’s homecoming week turned deadly after a shooting at an off-campus house party on Tuesday night.
Police report that the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Circle Drive, near East Bessemer and Summit avenues. Upon arriving, officers found two victims with gunshot wounds.
Two people died and four were injured in the shooting. One of those killed was 19-year-old Kaneycha Turner, a freshman at N.C. A&T who was studying management and business administration. She was from Statesville, North Carolina.
A man was also found dead at the scene and police are still working to identify him. Four others were injured in the shooting, and one of them is in critical condition.
Greensboro Interim Police Chief Teresa Biffle said multiple shots were fired but they are still processing forensics to determine how many shooters there were.
“You don’t send your children off to college and expect to get that phone call in the middle of the night,” Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said according to WXII News.
Biffle remarked that people who were not even there for the party were a victim. “I mean this is a senseless act,” Biffle said.
“I can’t begin to imagine what they’re going through,” Biffle said of the victims’ families. “The only thing I can do is make sure to do everything we can to make sure to bring justice to the people who caused this.”
According to WXII News, the Greensboro Police Department has no suspects at this time, but it is being investigated as a homicide.
Police are asking those who were there and may know something to come forward and reach out to the police department at 336-373-1000.