WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 17-year-old is dead and two women were taken to the hospital after a shooting in Winston-Salem Sunday evening.
The shooting happened around 9:22 p.m. Sunday night in the area of Bloomfield Drive and Junia Avenue, near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Police say Danny Joe Harris, 17, was found shot to death inside a house at 2051 Bloomfield Drive. Jenisha Shattiera Crawford, 26, was also found with gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital with injuries that don’t appear to be life-threatening. Police say that Brittany Shardiney Robinson, 24, sustained a minor injury.
Witnesses described hearing a woman screaming after the shooting.
“We saw a woman crying, and she said ‘You shot my baby,’” said one witness, who wished to remain anonymous. “I just wanted to do something, you know, hug her neck or something. She was so pitiful, I really felt for her.”
Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute and that the victims were shot by someone who fired multiple rounds at the house. Police are looking for the suspect, who fled the area in an unknown vehicle.
Police say there have been 193 reports of violent crimes within a half-mile radius of the neighborhood in the past year. There have been at least 19 reports of violent crimes in the same area over the last month.
“If it ain’t people stealing around here, it’s somebody raping somebody. If it ain’t raping somebody, they’re killing,” said the anonymous witness.
Anyone with information about the shooting s asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.