It was anything but a normal Saturday night at Greenwood Mall when shots rang out. A little girl getting her first ear piercings was suddenly hustled off to a side room in a store as other shoppers ran to seek shelter before being evacuated from the mall.
Xzavier Goode was never much at basketball.
New details emerged Friday surrounding what happened at the Greenwood Mall in July when four shots rang through its halls — terrifying patrons and prompting a mass response by area law enforcement.
Hungry for a solution and feeling the pressure to find one, Greenwood’s residents butted heads with city and county officials Thursday at a meeting intended to address ways to curb community violence.
A room full of Rotarians’ hands shot up twice Tuesday afternoon, as Greenwood Police Chief Gerald Brooks asked if Greenwood has a litter problem, then asked if it has a shooting problem.
As city and county leaders forge ahead to find solutions on Greenwood’s ongoing gun violence, area law enforcement and judicial officials are teaming with their federal counterparts to bring in a powerful program that could send repeat offenders to prison for decades.
With Greenwood looking for ways to fight back against a recent surge in gun violence, the Grendel Village community had a meeting Tuesday night featuring guest speakers who talked to residents about what’s being done to stop the problem.
A loud bang echoed off the walls of the Brewer Recreation Center.
Josh Norman had one day off from Redskins camp this week. He used it to make a quick stop in Greenwood and host an event at Brewer Recreation Center.
It was a scene straight out of Chicago, where gatherings such as block parties and funerals have become a draw for shooters battling for control in the city of 2.7 million.
With the NFL season kicking off in just a few weeks, Washington Redskins cornerback and Greenwood native Josh Norman will have two things on his mind.
Thursday’s rare joint meeting between city and county council members to address ongoing gun violence was planned well before five people were sent to the hospital with injuries following a backyard shooting the night before, but the frightening occurrence took a prominent role in those talks.
Deputies are still working to identify a suspect in the shooting that disturbed one family’s grief Wednesday night.
While we remain heartened by the conversation and willingness of residents to offer thoughtful and meaningful suggestions on how to curb the violence that has plagued the city and county of Greenwood, we find ourselves in alignment with Greenwood’s police chief, Gerald Brooks, who came down …
On the court, a little bit of friendly rivalry can go a long way toward building camaraderie — that’s the hope Sean Mims and Courtney Smith carry as they host their first teens versus law enforcement basketball game.
As residents continue to clamor for action to address Greenwood’s rash of violence, city and county leaders will gather twice next week with that aim in mind.
Recent shootings throughout Greenwood might serve as a reminder for gun owners to keep their weapons secured and safe — and law enforcement and gun experts have suggestions on how to keep firearms out of the wrong hands.
Urged by residents to take direct action in Greenwood’s fight to curb gun violence, the City Council said it was open to all ideas but constrained in some ways by financial and logistic realities.
There have been far too many shooting deaths and seemingly random shootings taking place in and around the city of Greenwood, and something must be done. But doing something is not the responsibility of any one segment of Greenwood’s population. It’s not up to law enforcement or city and cou…