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Police investgate homicide outside Winston-Salem strip club

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(WGHP)

(WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police are investigating a homicide outside a strip club early Wednesday.

Police said they responded to a shooting at 2:47 a.m. at Paper Moon Gentlemen’s Strip Club at 1007 Salisbury Ridge Rd.

Upon their arrival, the officers learned that a shooting had occurred in the parking lot the victim had been taken to Forsyth Hospital in a personally-owned vehicle.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Eric Jermane Pegues, 41, was pronounced deceased.

This is the seventh homicide to occur in Winston-Salem in 2016, as compared to three homicides during the same time frame of 2015.

Authorities ask that anyone with information contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.