WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A 20-year-old Winston-Salem man is in critical condition after a shooting in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Officers were called about a shooting on the 1100 block of Leona Street at 11:27 a.m.
Police say that the victim was shot twice and has a gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was taken to the hospital and is considered to be in critical condition.
Officers found multiple spent handgun shell casings in and around a silver vehicle that the victim was inside.
Investigators say the victim was inside the vehicle when the suspect opened a passenger door and shot him multiple times in the upper body.
The suspect was seen running south toward Charles Street where he got into a red Chevrolet four-door passenger vehicle and drove away.
The investigation is still ongoing, but police believe this was not a random act of violence, and the victim and suspect may have known each other.