Piedmont International University assistant basketball coach shot multiple times in Winston-Salem

(Kelsey Fabian/WGHP)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A man was shot multiple times early Wednesday morning in Winston-Salem, according to police.

Torez Young-Canty, 29, of Winston-Salem, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Young-Canty was a basketball player during his time at Winston-Salem State University, where he graduated in 2013. He played during the 2012-2013 season and currently is an assistant basketball coach with Piedmont International University.

PIU spokesperson Devin Purgason called Young-Canty "a bright, happy, great influence on players."

"We love him and are praying for him," Purgason said.

Torez Young-Canty

At about 3:46 a.m., Winston-Salem police responded to the reported shooting at Salisbury Court Apartments on the 1500 block of Old Salisbury Court.

Police believe that suspects knocked on Young-Canty's door, after which an altercation took place.

After firing, the suspects left in a silver sedan.

Police say a robbery also occurred.

Young-Canty underwent surgery Wednesday morning and was in stable condition.

Police are investigating this crime as an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and an attempted robbery.

Police told FOX8 the department received multiple 911 calls reporting the shooting.

Officials have not made any arrests and currently do not have any suspects.

Winston-Salem police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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