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7 shot at memorial gathering in High Point, police say

Posted July 26

— Police said seven people were shot early Wednesday morning at a memorial gathering in High Point.

Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of Winslow Street and East Green Drive. People who called 911 said several people had been shot at the memorial for a person who died on Monday, according to a news release from the High Point Police Department.

When they arrived, officers found two people at the scene who had gunshot wounds. One of the victims at the scene had serious injuries, according to the police department.

About 20 minutes later, officers were called to High Point Regional Hospital where another four victims from the same shooting arrived by private vehicle to be treated. A seventh person was taken by private vehicle to Moses Cone Hospital.

Police said the injuries sustained by six of the victims are considered non-life-threatening.


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  • Tim Orr Jul 26, 3:57 p.m.
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    I've never seen a cemetery that allowed people in after sun down. Interesting.

  • Kenneth Jones Jul 26, 3:49 p.m.
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    Maybe you should quit being so narrow minded.

  • Jon Smith Jul 26, 1:40 p.m.
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    "Person who died Monday".
    This happened 2x blocks away on Monday:
    I'm sure it was a coincidence

  • Matt Wood Jul 26, 12:12 p.m.
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    Wow, the above commenters are so ignorant/insensitive. Yes, it is possible for people to gather for a memorial and have it go well into the night. Quit being so judgemental.

  • Deborah Turner Jul 26, 12:04 p.m.
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    Memorial gathering at 12: 40 AM ? More like a drug deal gathering.

  • Kenneth Jones Jul 26, 11:19 a.m.
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    Memorial at 1 a.m.? More like a so long party. Gotta love the way the press words things.