Shots fired into Winston-Salem home near school bus stop

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A man fired several rounds into a home in Winston-Salem early Monday morning while children were waiting for their school bus only feet away.

“I heard some kids yelling, because the kids stand right there on the corner waiting for the bus every morning,” said Heidi Muller, who lives across the street from where the shooting happened.

Police responded to a home located at 3601 Appomattox Drive at 6:26 a.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

Residents said a man driving either a dark-colored vehicle or a light blue vehicle fired shots into the home where several small children were waiting near a bus stop.

When the suspect arrived, he told the children to leave the area before firing into the home.

“I mean what a traumatizing event for these little kids who are just standing there waiting for the school bus,” Muller said.

The vehicle then sped off toward Indiana Avenue. For residents, who fancy their neighborhood as safe, it’s a wake-up call.

“I don’t want anything to happen to them; I want them to be safe,” said Lorraine Barringer, of the Stonewall Neighborhood Association. “We try to keep this neighborhood safe.”

No injuries were reported during this incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this case is requested to contact the Winston Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.