13-year-old shot in Winston-Salem home invasion

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A 13-year-old boy is recovering after being shot during a home invasion in Winston-Salem late Wednesday evening.

Police responded to the shooting at a residence on East Fourth Street just before midnight.

The boy's stepfather told FOX8's Michael Spears that he was asleep with the boy's mother when they heard glass breaking inside the house.

When they went to investigate, they saw three men in ski masks and the 13-year-old was face down on the floor.

"We heard a lot of glass breaking so I jumped up and went to see," Michael Baker said. "And there was dude standing in our den while my younger stepson was laying on the floor with a gun pointed then he saw us and made us lay down on the floor as well."

Baker, and boy's mother, Lisa Penn, were ordered to the ground by one of the suspects while the others ransacked the house.

During this time, Baker says the gunman shot the 13-year-old in his back. Baker says nothing provoked the shooter.

"That was uncalled for. He didn't have to do it. Didn't nobody make no second moves or nothin'. He just shot him for no reason at all," said Baker.

Officials say 15 to 20 minutes passed before the family could call 911 for help.

Police believe the suspects broke in through the back door, despite the deadbolt and lock on knob.

Baker says he has no idea why this happened to his family.

A fourth person living in the home was not present, but had property stolen.

The 13-year-old victim was taken to he hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is expected to be OK.

"It's not a good feeling and I hate that it had to go like that. I wish it didn't," Baker said. "But right now we're just real sore behind this because he's nothing but 13 years old."

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336)773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336)727-2800.