Update 9:10p - Nothing mew to report in nearly 10hrs.Â Do the Greensboro police completely underestimate the power of information in the hands of citizens?Â I think they do.
Update 12:01p – A friend who works in the ER at Moses Cone Hospital just called and said Mike is dead.Â He suffered two gunshots: one in the arm and another in the head.Â The friend surmised that the assailant was apparently using hollow point bullets because the head shot killed Mike instantly.Â N&R confirms and provides other details including Mike’s given name: Muhammad “Mike” Ali.
Update: 12:25p – The police are saying there are two suspects.Â Both are “clean shaven black males” 25 – 30 years old.Â One was seen wearing a grey shirt and ‘hoodie’, the other was wearing an Oakland Raiders jacket all black clothing.Â They are still at large.
Red Mike Grocery in Fisher Park is the scene of some disturbing police activity this morning.
A couple of Fisher Park neighbors report they heard “four or five shots” around 9:20a today.Â The police were quickly on the scene just as parishioners were arriving for service at First Presbyterian Church across the street from the convenience store next to Fisher’s Bar (map).Â The police are urging everyone to stay in their houses until further notice.
Mike, one of the owners of Red Mike Grocery at Elm St. and Fisher Avenue, was taken away on a stretcher.Â One of the neighbors who saw Mike being wheeled out said he looked to be shot up pretty bad.
My family shops at Red Mike several times a week and know Mike and his partner Red to be nice guys.Â We are hoping for the best.
The neighborhoods of Aycock and Fisher Park are on high alert as police and their dogs are searching for the shooter.Â The two neighborhoods’ listservs are linked and quite active.
A Fox 8 news truck pulled up as I was leaving the scene around 10:30.
The location of the shooting is just blocks from the murder scene that rocked both neighborhoods nearly two months ago.Â Our police department has not given any indication if they are still pursuing that case or anything else about it.Â Hopefully they will keep the public better informed on this incident and their investigative progress.