Police Say Two Greenville Shootings Gang Related

Greenville police say a shooting that wounded one teenager Monday night and another one that injured another teen two nights before are gang related.

Corporal Kip Gaskins says the two shootings involve a dispute between two rival gangs.

In the first shooting, a 16-year-old was shot in the stomach Saturday night at a birthday party. Police said the victim, Corey Smith, was not helping with the investigation.

The second shooting happened around 6:45 p.m. Monday night. In that shooting, 18-year-old Quamaine Cooper was shot twice, once in the right leg and once in the right arm.

Gaskins says they do have suspects in the shootings, but are not yet ready to release their names.


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There's more information on Monday night's shooting in a Greenville neighborhood.

Police say Quamaine Cooper was shot twice, once in the right leg and once in the right arm. It happened around 6:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Kennedy Circle.

Cooper, who is 18-years-old, told police he was walking in the area when a group of several men started shooting at him. The victim has since been released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Court records show Cooper is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on multiple felony breaking and entering charges, while he has a May court date on an attempted common law robbery charge.

Police say there have been no arrests in Cooper's shooting.


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A teenager was rushed to the hospital after family members say a barrage of bullets hit a house in Greenville, striking the teen in the leg.

Family members say the 16 year-old was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Greenville police say the shooting happened in front of 1804 B Kennedy Circle near Gooden Place around 6:30 PM Monday.

The boy's great grandmother says she was inside her home when she heard the gunshots followed by her great grandson screaming in the front yard.

Police say the shooting is still under investigation.

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Greenville Police are canvassing a neighborhood looking for a suspect in a shooting.

We're told a 16 year-old was in his front yard when he was shot in the leg and taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The shooting happened sometime after 6:30 Monday night at 1804 B Kennedy Circle near Gooden Place.

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  • by blake Location: gville on Apr 15, 2010 at 09:43 PM
    You have several generations of Black families all living in the Greenville Section 8 projects...how sad!
  • by For Wall Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:49 PM
    I like the idea of building a wall around the gang area and let them destroy each other...No long drawn out trials, no leniency,just thugs getting rid of thugs...Sounds great to me!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    Churches please have some revival meeting,go in the streets and evangelize,Thats the ONLY answer.
  • by Kristen on Apr 15, 2010 at 04:51 AM
    I wish they would all stand out in the street and shoot at eachother until they were all gone
  • by gville on Apr 14, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    former GPD- you are saying the first victim is a criminal.. he has nothing pending or any previous charges if you read the article and the reflector. soo because he got shot and he is black and it SAYS its gang related... he is a criminal. Until his rights are taken away--- he does have the same rights we do.
  • by Funny people Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    Everyone gets up here and blows off all their anger, and tells everyone how it "should" and "needs" to be fixed....then goes and eats their dinner.. Instead of complaining up here to random people that will never do anything about it, why not attend a council meeting and tell them.Or go to the Police department and tell the Chief, you no longer will stand for thugs to control our city! Make sure they know that their jobs depend on their liberal decisions...Now I'm going to go eat dinner.
  • by dog trainer on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    \/ Haha, classic.
  • by Former GPD Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM
    To Knowledge and hmmm - knowledge, I'm surprise you even spelled knowledge right. You are our future, seriously, come on and grow up. The gang lifestyle is going to put you in the ground way to early. Look around, these young gang bangers are shooting at each other left and right for no reason, none. To hmmm - I think you are encouraging the misconception of cooperation among police and community interaction. If you read the report, the subject that was shot failed to cooperate. Family and friends and members of the community should encourage him to assist the police and capture the shooter that tried to end his life. It's reasons like this that I chose to leave law enforcement. The relationship between the community and the police is not there anymore. People complain about officers actually doing their job. Criminals shouldn't be entitled to the same rights that you and I have.
  • by fedupgville Location: Greenville on Apr 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM
    hmmm - i love reading stuff like that. Helps me prove the point that. You say he has rights, your right he does. he has the right to take matters into his own hands right?? thats why there was a retaliation shooting. These young punks are nothing but a drain on our society and it liberal minds that keep telling them its okay. You have a right to act like this because you come from a broken home in government assistance. You should be angry and free to act the way you want. The citizens will keep working really hard and give you all that you want and need. Don't worry about getting educated and working for a living. Join a gang, it's like a family. lol...i love it
  • by Knowledge Location: Pitt on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    Why everyone is focus on the gang behalf. What we need to be focus on is the law and rules. Ask yourself why do people join a gang.Because of Protection. Because they can feel like they on top. Because they can make money. The most important reason why people join a gang because they feel like they can do what eva they want to then. I know because im in one myself. Just felt like speaking out. Laws is what create and gang and not having rights as we want. Judges, Cop, and etc get more respect than the hard working society. Low wage people who work 24/7 just to provide for their family. The same type of lifestyle I was raise in. My momma worked hard everyday of her life just to provide for me and my brother and still she was never known or respected as big time people. The thing Im trying to get out is that everyone is the same. And why pay people who work less than hard working families. That just not right. Than laws what create Gangs as well. Sorry if I didnt made since on some stuff
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