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Winston-Salem man arrested after firing gun into home, woman injured

William Norwood.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing a gun into a home, according to a news release from the Winston-Salem Police Department.

At about 5:10 p.m., officers were called the 3700 block of Foxton Drive on the report of discharging firearms.  Upon arrival, officers spoke to a witness who advised seeing someone in a vehicle shoot a firearm into the air, then drive around the corner to 3925 North Hampton Drive and fire again, this time into the dwelling.  Ms. Kathy Martin, who was inside of the residence, was not struck by a bullet but was struck by shrapnel created when the bullet entered through the front door.  Ms. Martin was transported to Baptist Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Kathy Martin, who was inside of the residence, was not struck by a bullet but was struck by shrapnel created when the bullet entered through the front door.  She was taken to Baptist Hospital where she is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested William Norwood and charged him with a variety of offenses stemming from this incident, to include discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, discharging a firearm within city limits, possession firearm by a convicted felon and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV substance.

Norwood received a $25,000 secured bond.

This remains an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336)773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336)727-2800.