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Winston-Salem police investigating shooting near Waughtown Street, Salem Lake Road intersection; 1 person hospitalized

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — Winston-Salem police are investigating after shots were fired near the Waughtown Street and Salem Lake Road intersection.

The call reporting shots being fired came in at 5:22 p.m. Police say they found around 20 shell casings in the area so far. Two homes and one car in the area were hit by gunfire. No one was hurt by the “stray fire,” police say.

Multiple people were seen leaving the area in two cars.

Around 8 p.m., police were told a person with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at a hospital. The person had a wound to the chest but does not have life-threatening injuries.

He was released from the hospital an hour after arriving.

According to police, the victim said he was on the scene of the Waughtown Street shooting, and other people were injured.

Tyna Goins says her home was hit by three bullets only inches away from her father’s bed. He was watching TV in the family room. But at that time of night, he would normally be asleep.

“The bullet came through the window and hit the wall…if my dad was in bed…he wouldn’t be here right now. Thank God he wasn’t in there, and he was sitting in here watching TV,” Goins said. “You’re supposed to be…thankful for what the Lord gave you. And here comes somebody like that, and that’s nothing to be thankful for. I could have lost my dad, and I wouldn’t have been thankful for that.”

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