WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A 14-year-old was grazed by a bullet during a drive-by shooting, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
At 7:33 p.m. Monday, police responded to a report of a shooting on the 1800 block of Pleasant Street.
At the scene, officers found the 14-year-old victim. Police learned that 911 was called after the teenager managed to get to a friend’s home following the shooting.
The teenager had a graze wound on the left side of the upper torso. Police say the wound was superficial and non-life-threatening. The victim was taken to a local medical facility by family.
Investigators determined that the teenager was walking on Pleasant Street when a silver four-door vehicle pulled up and opened fire. The victim ran away, but was grazed by a gunshot in the process. Officers found shell casings at the scene.
At this time, police say they do not know what prompted the assailant to fire.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or En Español at (336) 728-3904. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online on the City of Winston-Salem website. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.
The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.