Greensboro, NC-- Greensboro Police say 14-year-old Maurice Edmonds II died in shooting at his home in Greensboro this morning. Edmonds was a student at Northwest Guilford Middle School. Police say grief counselors were at the school today to work with students.
The other people involved in the shooting have been identified as: Sandra Palmer, 47 who was found dead at the home. Danielle Imani Jameison, 18 is in critical condition at the Hospital. Jameison is Palmer's daughter, according to police.
Maurice Edmonds, 47 is also recovering at the hospital. Police spokeswoman Susan Danielsen said Edmonds was able to run from the home and scream for help before collapsing from his wounds.
Maurice Edmonds II was the son of Sandra Palmer and Maurice Edmonds who were not married, police say.
Investigators sadi Guilford Metro 911 received multiple calls around 7:57 a.m. Monday, reporting a shooting at a house on Mourning Dove Terrace. The home is located near the airport.
Danielsen says police believe this is a domestic violence situation and there is no threat to anyone else in the community. One of the people inside the home was able to get outside and started running or walking through the neighborhood, according to witnesses.
Right now, police are trying to determine exactly what happened. They are investigating the shooting as a domestic violence incident.
A handgun has been recovered from the scene, but police said they don't know who the shooter was at this point.
Greensboro Police Deputy Chief Dwight Crotts said, "We're in the early stages of the investigation and trying to sort through everything...It's a fairly quiet neighborhood. I don't know whether we get many calls here."
Crotts added, "We have witnesses that may have heard things. Certainly, the gentleman outside, they saw him."
Bob Ring lives in the neighborhood. He didn't hear anything Monday morning, but says the area is typically pretty quiet. "For something like this to happen is really freakish. It's very quiet out here. Some kids, but a lot of single folks out here....For something like this to happen, it is kind of mind-boggling," Ring said.
Debbi Smith attends school near the neighborhood. She told WFMY News 2, "The sad thing is: obviously people aren't seeking out the help they need. They are answering their problems with violence. It's just sad because it shouldn't be that way."
Statement From Guilford County Schools:
Guilford County Schools (GCS) is deeply saddened by the news of a tragic incident that took place in Northwest Greensboro this morning and the death of one of our students. We know many of our students, staff and families will struggle with this heartbreaking news. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and with all those who have known them. As educators, we desire to see students learning and growing, happy and healthy, which makes this difficult for us to understand.
The district has a crisis team in place today at the affected school to provide support to those who need it. The team will remain in place tomorrow. To help our students feel more secure, we encourage them to attend school and use the support that is being provided to them by our counselors and teachers.
Whenever a tragedy occurs, whether it may be an event of local or national significance, it can be confusing and frightening for children. For resources on how to talk with children about tragedies and difficult situations, visit www.gcsnc.com/crisistips.
The district will provide updates as appropriate through the GCS website and district-sponsored social media sites. Again, our hearts go out to all involved.
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