Winston-Salem man shot in leg during home invasion

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was wounded Monday when two other men broke into his home and attempted to rob him, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. 

Cedric Sonata Jones, 40, was shot twice in the leg, police Lt. Steven Tollie said. He was taken to the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened shortly before 2:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Forest Hill Avenue in the city’s northern section, Winston-Salem police said.

Jones told officers he was home alone when two men forced their inside his house and assaulted him, police said.

Jones then was shot twice in the leg, and the men ran from the house, police said. Nothing was stolen in the home invasion.

Detectives went door-to-door in the neighborhood to gather information about the suspects, Tollie said.

Today’s incident is not related to a home invasion and fatal shooting that happened earlier this month in the 6000 block of Cain Forest Drive in Walkertown, Tollie said.

Jimmy Michael Slate, 57, of Walnut Cove was shot to death on Nov. 12, and another man was beaten in that incident, according to the Forsyth County sheriff’s office. An undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

No arrests have been made in either case, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion on Forest Hill Avenue can call Winston-Salem police at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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