1 person taken to the hospital after shooting at Cook Out drive-thru in Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The crime scene tape and blue lights are gone, but shards of glass remain after an early morning shooting at a drive-thru on Peters Creek Parkway. It’s a reality many say is too familiar along this road.
Cassandra Martinez lives right across the street from where the Winston-Salem police responded to a shooting around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Cook Out drive-thru.
“No I wasn’t surprised because I’ve heard gunshots in the neighborhood before. It was like a normal thing for me, oh someone is outside shooting again,” she said.
Police say this shooting happened in the drive-thru after two people got into an argument. Investigators say it ended with a man shooting 26-year-old Gabriel Dominguez Parral in the head and the neck.
Gun violence is a problem neighbors say they see and hear too often over here.
“Not sometimes, like everyday. Everyday you hear gunshots. During the day, during the night while we’re sitting in the house,” Lori Wyatt said. She lives down the road.
Some neighbors say this shooting, is another reminder that this area needs to see some change.
“It’s this area that’s a bad part of town. And it’s not just right here, it’s this whole area,” Wyatt said.
Police say Parral is in critical condition, with life-threatening injuries, but he is stable. Investigators are asking anyone with more information to call Winston-Salem Police or Crimestoppers.