One dead, one injured in Rural Hall double shooting

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — One man was killed and another man is in the hospital after a double shooting near Rural Hall Sunday.

The shooting was reported at 801 Rural Hall-Germanton Road around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night during an apparent home invasion.

Deputies found two men shot inside the home. One man died at the scene.

Deputies say the other man, identified as 73-year-old Kenneth Joe Wray, Jr., the homeowner who called 911, was taken to Baptist Hospital and is in guarded critical condition.

Officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said Wray was at home by himself prior to the shooting. Wray was shot multiple times.

The deceased man was shot once. He was later identified as 33-year-old Thomas Jacob Bowman, of Winston-Salem.

Police say Bowman may have at some point lived on the property. It is currently unclear if Bowman knew Wray prior to the shooting.


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