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Two men dead after shooting in Greensboro

Greensboro Police said two people were shot near the intersection of Brice and Warren Streets just after 3 a.m. Saturday.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The two people that were taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after a shooting in Greensboro have died, according to police.

Police identified 19-year-old Delorion Deshawn Smith from Whiteville and 20-year-old Kwashawn Jaleek Tyson from Chadbourn as the two victims in this case.

“The North Carolina A&T community is deeply saddened over both deaths,” a spokesperson with NC A&T State University wrote in an email Sunday. “North Carolina A&T State University regrets to share that an A&T student died early Saturday morning in an incident in West Greensboro along with a former student who was recently enrolled at A&T.”

According to the university spokesperson, Tyson was a current student at NC A&T.

Police said they got the call just after 3 a.m. Saturday and responded to the intersection of Brice Street and Warren Street. When officers got to the scene, they found two people hurt.

Investigators said Smith and Tyson were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, where they later died.

A third victim with a non-life threatening injury was taken by private vehicle to a local hospital, according to police.

Neighbors described a chaotic early morning scene.

"I looked out the window and actually saw two men with pistol handguns, this is the aftermath of the shooting. I didn't know what was going on and then seven or eight cop cars came around making sure the scenes all right," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified due to safety concerns. 

William Bynum has lived in the area for more than thirty years and says he was surprised to hear about the shooting.

“It’s not rowdy but since they put the apartments here, it’s more people, and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, college students are basically having parties and they come and shut them down at 2 o’clock," Bynum said.

He said he is a retired nurse and it was hard for him to know he couldn't do anything to help the victims.

"It's inconceivable," Bynum said about the loss of life. "I was talking to one of my friends about it (...) and I was saying I'm willing to wager you that the three of them, their ages, won't amount to our age, 68 years old."

The investigation is ongoing and police didn't have any additional information.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.