GREENSBORO — Sincere Davis, a Page High School senior, is fighting for his life, and his family is requesting prayers, Page principal Erik Naglee said today.
Naglee learned Saturday evening that student Davis had been hospitalized and has been visiting every day since, he said. He said he could not discuss why Davis is hospitalized, just that he is in intensive care, in a "fight for his life."
Helen Spigner, the mother of Branyon Spigner, a football teammate of Davis at Page, posted on her Facebook page Sunday that Davis had “already survived a gunshot at close range to his forehead last night and he’s still fighting.” (Information has been changed to correct an error. See correction below. 6 p.m. March 5)
On Saturday, the Greensboro Police Department responded to a report of a gunshot at 5:50 p.m. in the 3100 block of North Elm Street, where officers found a victim who was transported to a hospital by emergency workers. No suspect information was available, according to a news release, and the investigation is ongoing.
Social media posts from Page-affiliated accounts asked for prayers for Davis, 18, although police have not released the victim’s name or information on what led up to the shooting. Officials at Page High School and the Greensboro Police Department have not confirmed that Davis was the victim of Saturday's shooting.
Davis is a talented student who has taken multiple Advanced Placement classes, Naglee said, and was on the school's football team.
"He is a young man who is able to get along with anybody," Naglee said. "He's been really well-respected his entire life."
Naglee said he got to know Davis by talking in the hallways and at football games and was struck by his respectfulness and "incredible" smile.
A post on the Page Pirates Football page on Facebook on Sunday evening read: “Pirate Nation call out for all prayers tonight as one of our Pirates is in the fight for his life. #26fighter #prayersfor26.”
Davis, who wore jersey No. 26 for the Pirates football team, was expected to graduate from Page in May and planned to continue his education at Guilford College. He committed to play football for the Quakers in a social media post Feb. 14.
A 6-foot, 190-pound running back, Davis rushed for 287 yards and a touchdown and caught 10 passes for 136 yards in 2018 as a senior for Page team that won the Metro 4-A Conference and reached the second round of the NCHSAA Class 4-A playoffs. Davis was an honorable-mention HSXtra.com All-Area selection in 2017, when he rushed for 697 yards and scored six touchdowns for a team that won the conference and reached the third round of the playoffs.
Correction: The wrong parent was identified as writing the Facebook post updating Sincere Davis' condition when this story first published.