Neighbors react to double shooting in Greece; Victims’ injuries no longer life-threatening

Neighbors react to double shooting on Britton Road in Greece

Neighbors react to double shooting on Britton Road in Greece

GREECE, N.Y. — A man and a woman remain hospitalized after a fight in a Greece neighborhood led to a double shooting on Wednesday afternoon. The two people were hit by bullets fired into their home on Britton Road.

Greece Police shared an update on Thursday that their injuries are no longer considered life-threatening. Police are continuing to investigate and there have been no arrests yet.

Greece Police say it all started with a group of teen boys fighting in the neighborhood. Police say the victims are a 35-year-old woman, shot multiple times in the upper body, and a 38-year-old man who was shot once. Both were taken to Strong Hospital.

News10NBC spoke with neighbors who heard the gunshots.

“I was pulling up to the stop sign right before my house. And I see a black SUV at the entrance to my apartment complex and I heard pop pop pop,” said Dillon Peacock.

Peacock was coming home from work when he says he almost got caught in the middle of the gunfire. He says he immediately turned around and took a detour.

“I would’ve proceeded right into the altercation but luckily I was able to hear the shots and evade in time — that could’ve been me that got shot,” he said.

Police say that at approximately 2:48 p.m. shots were fired into the home on Britton Road, hitting the man and woman. Police say this was not a random act.

“Something that happened earlier in the neighborhood. Some type of fight. Some folks came back in a vehicle and fired shots into the residence, where two people were struck,” Greece Police Chief Mike Wood said at the scene.

Patty Cooke says she was heading home when another neighbor called her and told her about the shooting and large police presence. Cooke has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and says it’s typically peaceful.

“Somebody got out of the car and started screaming at the top of their lungs — next thing she knew she heard shots fired. The guy got back in his car, came to the back of the complex, squealed his tires, tried to turn around, came back and shot again and took off,” Cooke said.

The neighbor who called Patty grew up in the neighborhood. She says she just came back from a walk with her dog when she heard someone yelling and screaming. that’s when she called 911.

“Just thankful we didn’t get hurt. More importantly I pray that they are OK,” said Katie Ferrell.

She’s holding on to her faith to help get through the violence.

“Sadly it’s what goes on and it doesn’t have to be like this, but you have a lot of evil in this world,” she said.

Cooke is still in shock.

“This is not how you resolve a fight — c’mon, you guys, knock it off,” she said.

The two people shot are expected to survive. Police say the suspects took off in the car they were sooting from. No arrests have been made.

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Two shot on Britton Road in Greece

Two shot on Britton Road in Greece

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