Gunshot fired at Winston-Salem police officers responding to home break-in

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – At least one suspect fired a gunshot at Winston-Salem officers responding to a home break-in on Sunday, according to Winston-Salem Police Lt. Eric Montgomery.

Montgomery said police were called to the 2300 block of Ansonia Street shortly before 10 a.m. and officers encountered two suspects.

One suspect allegedly fired at least one gunshot at the officers while running away from them.

One of the suspects tried breaking into another home, but the residents were able to prevent him from entering, according to police.

Officers continued to chase the suspects until losing sight of them.

Police have provided one image of the suspects. One suspect is seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white tennis shoes. The second suspect was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, red sweatpants and white tennis shoes.

No officers returned fire and no one was hit, that police are aware of, according to Montgomery.

No arrests have been made. Police did not say if anything was stolen from the first home or if anyone was there at the time.

Anyone with any information can call Winston-Salem police at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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