Over the past week, the Winston-Salem Police Department has been investigating a shooting that resulted in one person being hospitalized. The incident occurred on Mock Street, near Highway 52 and South Main Street, around 11 PM last night. Several cars and apartments were found damaged at the scene. The victim arrived at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and investigators believe it was an exchange of fire between unidentified groups.
Meanwhile, it has been just over a week since a shooting occurred in the parking lot of a Greensboro bar, resulting in charges against the owner, Bobby Bullins. Two women were injured in the incident, which involved gunfire and alcohol.
The arrest prompted discussions among local business owners about the future of the space. One such business, Electric Tequila, closed its doors after the shooting.
The owner, Israel Allen, co-owner of Gate City Growlers, expressed concern about the recurring incidents of gunshots in the area. Although Gate City Growlers was closed at the time of the shooting, one of their employees had their car hit by a stray bullet. The landlord of Electric Tequila declined to comment further on the situation.
Allen remains hopeful for a successful business environment in Irving Park Plaza and is excited about the possibilities for the future. In other news, a Madison Police Department employee, Clint Smith, is currently on paid administrative leave, starting from September 5th. The nature of the investigation involving Smith has not been disclosed due to privacy laws regarding employee personnel records. Additionally, the North Carolina SBI has announced an investigation into the entire Madison PD.
Lastly, five people are recovering from injuries caused by a chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Eden. The incident occurred at Laporte on Fieldcrest Road and involved chemicals reacting in a waste barrel, releasing a vapor steam in the plant..