WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A 5-year-old has been shot in the head and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Winston-Salem Police are on the scene of a shooting involving a young child at Cole Road at Utah Street.
The boy was in surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health, but died around 8 p.m., police say.
The shooting happened at Cole Village Apartments. Police say that at around 5:30 p.m. a car drove by and several shots were fired into the apartment building. The child was sitting down with his family upstairs playing when he was struck by a bullet in the head.
Police are calling the shooting a random act of violence, and the investigation is ongoing.