Number of vehicles shot by BB guns in Forsyth County jumps to 56 this week

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The number of vehicles shot by a BB gun in our area continues to grow.

On Friday, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office reported 14 vehicles being shot by a BB gun. Two of the reports happened overnight Monday into Tuesday, and the remainder were overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, all between 10:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.

The Winston-Salem Police Department has reported 42 vehicles being shot by a BB gun this week.

This brings the total number of vehicles shot to 56 combined between Forsyth County and Winston-Salem.

“They are going to end up killing somebody is what’s going to happen,” said Bobby Brewer, whose wife had her SUV’s back window shot out. “It’s getting bad. It’s dangerous to even sit out on our porch at night now.”

The BB gun-related vandalisms have occurred from Walkertown to Kernersville to Clemmons in the county.

Inside the Winston-Salem city limits, the vandalisms first popped up in the Scotland Ridge Drive area, where 16 vehicles were shot, but have also occurred in the Old Greensboro Road, Wales Street, Beeson Dairy Road, New Hope Lane, Ogburn Station and even a car dealership on the south side of district 3.

One man even reported having his vehicle shot at while he was driving down Old Greensboro Road toward Waterworks Road.

“When you’re driving if you get shot, you can kill two or three other people, maybe 10 people,” Brewer said.

Winston-Salem police also say that the majority of their incidents have occurred at night.

“I don’t know whether they were walking or driving a car when they come by here shooting because I didn’t hear anything,” Brewer said.

This has made it hard on investigators because there have been limited details coming in from witnesses. Winston-Salem police released a tip that the vandalisms may be connected to a male driving a green passenger vehicle.

“If [they] keep on doing it, they are going to end up killing some kids or shooting somebody in the bed or something or another,” Brewer said.

The BB gun-related vandalisms have even shown up in some neighborhoods in High Point.

There have not been any injuries related to the incidents.

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