Police respond to three reports of shots fired

Gunfire leaves one woman injured
Dec. 14, 2012 @ 05:05 AM

Police responded to three reports of gunfire, which left one woman injured and others concerned for their safety, early Thursday morning.

Joyce Evon Taylor, 59, of the 500 block of Crestview Street, reported being shot in her right shoulder at 1:40 a.m. Thursday after her home was fired upon, according to Sanford Police Capt. David Smith. As of midday Thursday, Taylor was home from Central Carolina Hospital but could not be reached for comment.

Police also responded to shots fired at two homes on the 1300 block of Brookhollow Drive around 1:30 a.m., according to two Sanford Police incident reports.

Jalysa Nashae Jones, 20, reported a shooting into an occupied property and damage to property after her home and car were allegedly shot at, according to an incident report. No one was injured, Smith said, and Jones couldn't be reached for comment.  

Clarice Gilcrest Douglas, 62, also reported shots hitting her door and vehicle, according to an incident report. Her daughter, Clarinda Taylor, was with her at the time of the alleged shots. Smith said he couldn't comment on whether the families were related or if the shootings were connected.

"We were awakened by a firing and a loud thump at the door," Clarinda Taylor, 43, said. "The bullet went through the screen door and into the frame."

Taylor and her mother said they then heard footsteps as if people were running away. No one was injured, but Taylor said she's concerned for her mother's safety.

"This is a family-orientated development, and ever since my mom has been here, it's been pretty quiet," Taylor said. "There are a lot of elderly people here, or families with young children. We are frightened, and you are concerned with your safety. This is out of the ordinary and rarely happens here."

No suspects have been named, and no arrests have resulted from the shootings, Smith said, and he declined to comment on whether the recent acts of violence were connected to this weekend's drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another charged with murder.

Taylor said authorities told her the shooting was connected to Wednesday's arrest of Kendrell Jamar Sanders, 22, who was charged with first-degree murder.