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Gunshots fired at Greensboro home, police investigate

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro police are investigating after officials said gunshots were fired into a home with four people inside including a child.

Police said it happened shortly before 3:45 a.m. Saturday at a home at 3300-B Beck Street. No injuries were reported.

The people inside at the time of the shooting included two 41-year-olds, a 21-year-old and a child.

Police have not released any information on any potential suspects or a motive.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call police at (336) 373-1000.

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Victim shot in attempted robbery in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A man was shot during an attempted robbery on South Benbow Road Friday evening, according to police.

Police responded to the 500 block of South Benbow Road around 8:45 p.m. in reference to an attempted robbery from a person.

The victim said he was out walking when he was approached by a man who asked for marijuana. The victim told the man he did not have any.

The suspect then produced a handgun and demanded money. The victim ran and was shot once in the foot as he fled the scene. He was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was described as a black male who was approximately 6’0″ tall and of medium build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black Adidas sweatpants at the time of the incident.

Suspect sought after woman robbed in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a woman Friday evening on Walker Avenue.

Officers responded to a report of a robbery from an individual around 8:20 p.m. in the 800 block of Walker Avenue.

The victim said she was walking along the street when she was approached by an individual who asked for directions, then produced a handgun and demanded money.

The victim complied and the suspect stole an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the scene in a white sedan.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 6’2″ and 160 pounds, wearing an athletic hat, dark hooded sweatshirt and shiny black pants at the time of the incident.

No injuries were reported.

Michaels security breach affects Triad locations

Michaels stores in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Burlington are on the company’s list of locations where debit card numbers were compromised.

In a statement posted online, Michaels CEO Chuck Rubins apologized and said 2.6 million cards may have been impacted.

They do not believe personal information like names, addresses or pin numbers were stolen.

The malware breach took place during a nine-month time period between May 2013 and the end of January 2014.

According to the website, the following local Michaels locations were affected:

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VF Corporation asked to make factory safety pledge

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Factory workers from Bangladesh were in Greensboro Thursday as part of a national tour encouraging garment companies to commit to factory safety.

Akilma Khnam started working for a factory in Bangladesh when she was fourteen. She survived a building collapse last year that killed nearly 1200 people.

“The roof fell onto a machine near me, and the machine fell on me and I was crushed,” she told FOX8. “Three or four others were trapped with me, and they found us twelve hours later and took us to the hospital.”

Khnam was part of an 18-day trip to the United States traveling to promote the Bangladesh Safety Accord, a commitment between brands and Bangladeshi factory unions to implement better conditions.

They want to improve fire safety standards and address structural concerns at the 4,000 factories in Bangladesh. They have the support of 16 universities, and 150 companies have signed the Accord.

Greensboro man has attended all but one Masters in past 55 years

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Masters golf tournament is always played in early April at the August National Golf Club.

The tournament is a sign of spring. Bubba Watson won by three shots this past Sunday. It was his second Masters win. Watching it in person like they have for more than 50 years — four friends, one of whom has attended all but one Masters since the 1960s.

Greensboro City Market returns Thursday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro City Market kicks off Thursday, April 17, with nearly 100 vendors and more activities for the public.

Nearly 3,000 people show up for the event every third Thursday of the month and this year the market extends through November.

Executive Director of Triad Local First Luck Davidson said that people can bring their children and pets to the free event in the rail yard on the corner of South Elm Street and Barnhardt Street.

“We think that this market is different than any market that you can go to in the United States because we have our local businesses here,” Davidson said.

Davidson said that the City of Greensboro and Downtown Greensboro, Inc. have been very supportive, offering the stage and generator equipment for the night.

Thursday about 100 volunteers will begin setting up before kickoff at 5:30 p.m.