Shooting leaves five injured
High Point Police have arrested a teen in connection with a shooting Friday afternoon that left five people injured, including his friend.
Kenneth Malik Wise, 18, of High Point, is charged with four counts of attempted murder and four counts of assault with a deadly weapon while inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. He is being held at the Guilford County Jail under a secured $500,200 bond.
“These guys said that they just didn’t like each other and then they saw each other, everyone started to run their mouth, they got into a heated argument, and Wise pulled a gun and just started shooting,” said Capt. Mike Kirk, High Point police public information officer. “Wise did not want to talk about the incident when we were questioning him.”
Police were called about a shooting on Little Avenue in front of Sellers Grocery Store at 4 p.m. on Friday. When they arrived, they didn’t find anyone on the scene, but found blood in the street. A weapon was not recovered at the scene.
According to the police report, victims of the shooting began arriving at the High Point Regional UNC Health System by personal vehicles and ambulances. Those injured include 20-year-old Johnny Owens of High Point, 20-year-old William Michael Breeden Jr. of High Point, 43-year-old Simon Breeden of Greensboro, 49-year-old Michael Breeden Sr. of High Point, and 21-year-old Darion Deshawn Breeden of High Point.
All of the victims received non-life threatening injuries, police said.
“Everyone should be at home and out of the hospital now,” Kirk said.
Even though there were five injuries, Wise is only charged with four counts of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon while inflicting serious injury with intent to kill because one of the victims, Johnny Owens, came with Wise.
“It looks like he got caught in the spraying,” Kirk said. “We do not think that he was an intended target, so we can not justify the charges.”
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