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Teenager shot, killed in Winston-Salem

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WINTON-SALEM, N.C. — A teenager was shot and killed in Winston-Salem Thursday night.

At 9:13 p.m., officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department were dispatched to 2332 N. Cherry Street on a reported shooting.  Upon their arrival, the officers located 18-year-old Angel Bernardino Gonzales in the parking lot of the apartment complex.  Gonzales had been shot and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Authorities have determined that shortly after 9 p.m., Gonzales was standing in the parking lot of the apartment complex with a group of men.

While the men were gathered, an unknown suspect or suspects opened fire on the group from a nearby wooded area.  Gonzales was struck at least one time.  It is unclear if Gonzales was the intended target of the gunfire and no other injuries were reported.

Prior to the shooting, a suspicious vehicle was observed in the area.  Witnesses described the vehicle as an older model passenger car, “boxy” in appearance, and brown in color.  The vehicle was occupied by at least two men, one of whom was described as wearing a hooded shirt which was pulled up over his head.

The investigation into this incident is in the very early stages and no further information is available at this time.

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