Man, teen shot in Winston-Salem on Efird Street

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two people were hurt Tuesday morning in a shooting in Winston-Salem.

The shooting happened on the 700 block of Efird Street, just west of Smith Reynolds Airport.

Police have since confirmed that Jake Westmoreland, 34, was found shot. The other victim, a 16-year-old boy, was inside the house and ran out. The suspects chased him and he suffered a gunshot wound and was later found at a Speedway gas station on Akron Drive.

Neighbors said they heard around eight shots.

One of those bullets ended up inside the home of a mother and her 6-year-old boy.

The woman did not want to be identified but told FOX8 that the boy and his grandmother were cooking breakfast when the shooting happened.

“She grabbed him and ran,” the mother described. “She said she was thinking of going under my bed to hide.”

When the chaos outside started to settle down, the boy and his grandmother walked out from their hiding spot to find a bullet had ripped through two walls.

“He just called me and said that he was still shaking cause he’s scared. Scared that it might happen again,” she said.

The boy and his grandmother were not hurt.

Police said that Westmoreland and the 16-year old are expected to survive.

Little information has been released regarding the possible suspects, but police say the suspects are younger males.

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