Greenville Police are busy dealing with four shootings in five days. Residents near where they happened are on guard.
The latest shooting happened Tuesday night on Fleming Street where a man was shot on a neighbor's front porch. Police say 18-year-old Shikim Alston was on the porch of his neighbors home when a shot struck him in the back. He's in good condition in the hospital. And as is the case with all of the shootings over the past several days--there are no suspects in custody.
92-year-old J.D. Spruill lives near where that shooting happened. He's been the victim of a robbery and now stands ready. "No I wasn't scared. I was sitting right here with my weapon in my pocket. I've got a permit to carry concealed."
Fleming street has seen its share of violence in the past. A shooting there in October of 2006 resulted in the death of 23-year-old Dondre Bynum.
Another resident, James Chapman, hopes the violence will end. "I'd like to see the community come together collectively and work with a lot of the issues we have in the neighborhood--including the kids." Spruill says, "I would like to see things get back pleasant, and normal as they used to be--which I don't think will happen--maybe it will--I'd love to see that."
Greenville police say they are investigating all of the shootings separately.
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