There’s been another shooting in Greensboro – this time at Sedgefield Country Club.
Fortunately, the man was only grazed by the bullet and he declined medical care.
The investigation into the shooting is in the preliminary stages. However, it appears that the shooting of the 57-year-old man who was dining outside on the patio at the country club was accidental.
According to a press release from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, the man was likely hit by a stray bullet fired from a good distance away.
Despite the fact that preventing shootings has been a focal point of law enforcement and local elected leaders in Guilford County, shootings – accidental, random and targeted – are occurring more and more in places where people have felt very safe in the past. In February, for instance, there was a highly unusual shooting in Irving Park and law enforcement officials said after that shooting that gun violence was happening these days in unexpected places.
On Wednesday, June 9, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department reported that on Tuesday, June 8 at 6:53 p.m., the department got a report that a man had been wounded while dining at Sedgefield Country Club at 3201 Forsyth Dr. in Greensboro.
According to the press release, someone from Sedgefield Country Club reported that the “victim was dining outside on the patio when a stray bullet struck him in the head.”
The victim received a “superficial” wound to the top of his head and he chose not to be treated by EMS.
According to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, it appears the shooting was accidental – possibly with a bullet fired into the air from some point in the distance.
The Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone who has information regarding the shooting to contact the department’s District 3 Office at 336-641-6691.