NEW INFO: Three Injured In Drive-By Shooting

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

There's new information on Tuesday night's shooting that police now say injured three people. That shooting happened an hour after a peace march concluded to protest last weeks drive-by shooting that killed two people.

Greenville police say Christopher Parker told police he was sitting in his parked vehicle in the 1600 block of South Pitt Street when a gold Dodge Status drive by at a high rate of speed and began shooting in his direction. The bullets shattered his vehicle's glass and cut Parker on his ear.

Officers say Tianca Gorham and Tanisha Oates were also injured while sitting in a parked vehicle outside of Ace Super Market on South Pitt Street. They were treated for cuts and released from the hospital.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows the gunman threw a bottle at a group standing in front of the store. The gunman turned the car around and then began firing, hitting the victim's vehicles. Police say there's no reason to believe the victims knew the gunman.

Anyone with information is asked to call Pitt-Greenville Crime Stoppers at 758-7777.


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Greenville Police are investigating a drive-by shooting.

It's the third shooting in Greenville in a week, but it was not downtown.

Detectives say the scene of this most recent crime is the corner of Pitt and Brown Streets in Greenville. That's where a man who was sitting in his car missed a bullet to the head by inches around 9:30 Tuesday night. Police say a bullet grazed the man's face. He was taken to the hospital but did not have life-threatening injuries.

Police say another vehicle was shot at but no one was hurt.

Detectives are looking for a gold four-door car. Police say there were two men inside the car that fired the shots.

This drive-by shooting comes one week after a drive-by shooting in downtown Greenville killed two people June 30. James Richardson is charged with the June 30 murders of Landon Blackley and Andrew Kirby.

On Sunday, July 5, police say a group was firing shots at another group around the corner of Fourth and Evans streets. Two teens were arrested.


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  • by tired Location: Pitt Couinty on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:27 PM
    I have seen several post, asking why do Whites only care when Blacks shoot whites.The answer is why should we care when Blacks do not care.
  • by NANCY Location: DO SOMETHING NOW GREENVILLE on Jul 12, 2009 at 01:20 PM
    THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A AWHILE ,HUH/ I TELL MY ELDERY MOTHER TO GO TO GREENVILLE ONLY IN DAY TIME HOURES.BUT THAT ISNT SAFE EITHER,,,SHE CARRIES MACE, AND HAS A GUN PERMIT...I TOLD HER TO NEVER STOP WITH ALOT OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS BLOW THE HORN IF THEY DONT STOP,KEEP ON DRIVING .SOON ENOUGH THEY WILL EITHER MOVE OR GET RAN OVER ONE.SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE FAST ,,,START SOME KIND OF ACTION.OR IT WILL BE RUNNED TO THE GROUND,PITT COUNTY NEEDS MORE BACKUP HELP. THIS IS A COUNTY THAT MORE DRUGS AND KILLING ARE GOING ON THAN MUCH BIGGER TOWNS,OR STATES,,,,IF PEOPLE ACT NOW GREENVILLE CAN BE THE TOWN IT USED TO BE, NOT RANNED BY THUGS, I SEE THIS ,ACT NOW TALK LATER. STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS.DONT LET THESE THUGS SCARE YOU..YES MORE YOUNGER ONES ARE ON CRACK .BUT HEY THEY KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. THEY WANT SOMETHING LET THEM GET A JOB,,, I SWEAR IAM GONA TAKE ACTION IF I EVER GET STOPPED BY ONE.THAT WAY THEY WILL KNOW WHO TO PLAY WITH THEN.
  • by please people whats your point? on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:11 AM
    so people arent safe no matter what...theres still laws against violent crime! no ones in a fantasy world, we just dont want to be randomly killed by barbaric little punks with nothing better to do--because we value our lives! nothin wrong or misguided about THAT!
  • by Nom Location: ENC on Jul 10, 2009 at 09:21 PM
    Instead of Gville or G-Vegas how about G-had. I tried that last week and I guess it didn't catch on.
  • by youre right anonymous on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:36 PM
    i find myself not being surprised when a thug kills a thug. its still sad to me, but less surprising than when a crazed gunman kills two innocent people. ps my use of thug refers to criminals, not a collective use for black people, in case there is a misunderstanding.
  • by please people on Jul 10, 2009 at 05:17 PM
    People this world has never been safe. My grandmother tells of violence back in her day. No where in the world you are going to go and there is not any violence. So stop pretending there is a fantasy world somewhere. You are not even safe in your house, because you do not know when someone(including a family member)will do something. Sorry to say violence is part of this world and so is death. It is sad when it happens, but when it is your time to go it is your time to go no matter where you are.
  • by GBHB on Jul 10, 2009 at 02:33 PM
    Tad-I was just in Jamesville-stopped by that peanut place.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    "concerned", we need to recognize and confront this epidemic and try to prevent some of this black on everybody crime to keep victims of all colors from continuing to pile up. Waiting for the bodies to fall, then putting a needle in the thugs is not the answer. We need to stop the thugs before they strike by profiling them so we know who the dangerous people are before they strike.
  • by renee parker Location: greenville,south carolina on Jul 9, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    the crime rate in greenville is rising and it is getting more dangerous for the under-aged kids. its not even safe anymore for kids to go outside and play and i think that is so unfair.
  • by Blake Location: Greenville/Australia on Jul 9, 2009 at 04:13 PM
    Wow, ive been out of the country for less than a week and there has been another downtown shooting, and now this. GPD needs to step up their game, and fast, or im not living in greenville anymore. this is sad and pathetic.
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