Security guard struck by car at Winston-Salem park

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a suspect after a security guard was struck by a vehicle while on-duty at a park in Winston-Salem Sunday evening.

Officers responded to Union Cross Park on Union Cross Road around 9:40 p.m. in reference to gunshots.

Police say when the armed guard approached a silver four-door Dodge truck parked in the area the suspect started driving straight for the guard.

The guard said he fired his gun, but said he was then struck by the vehicle. The driver sped off, leaving the guard on the ground.

People who frequent the park say they do so to escape the chaos of the world. Now, they say it seems the chaos is coming to them.

“[I’ve] never seen anything like this happen. Never really seen any trouble happen out here,” said Don Comer, who has been coming to the park for ten years. “Nothing like somebody [getting] run over and firing shots.”

“Were they up to no good? I mean, were they just sitting here; does anybody know?” Melissa Smith, who visits the park daily, said about the occupants of the truck. “Now you have to be afraid because you don’t know what’s [going to] happen in your little private spot.”

The guard was not seriously injured.

The occupants of the vehicle were described as a man and woman in their 20s. Their injuries are not known.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this case is requested to contact the Winston Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 727-2800.

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