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‘Inconsistencies’ in victim’s statement, lack of evidence in alleged Parkland High robbery

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Update: Inconsistencies in the alleged victim’s statement, a lack of physical evidence and contradictory video surveillance has led authorities to conclude the investigation into this matter, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police on Friday.

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Parkland High School student was robbed and shots were fired near the school Wednesday afternoon, Winston-Salem police said in a news release.

At around 4 p.m., a 16-year-old male Parkland High student was standing outside the auditorium at the school when a suspect grabbed his headphones off his head and ran towards the city pool area next to the school.

The student chased the suspect as he was running into a wooded area next to the school.

As he was chasing the suspect, he saw a second suspect running his direction from the pool area.

All three ran into a wooded area beside the school and the student said one of the suspects fired two shots. The student was not injured and ran back to the school.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.