Police: 2-year-old shot when victims followed suspects


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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police said a 2-year-old boy was one of two people struck by gunfire after the victims tried following a suspect vehicle found behind their home Monday night.

According to police, the victims received a call shortly before 9:30 p.m. from a neighbor, who said there was a vehicle occupied by several men behind their home at 3513 Rosie St.

The victims, whose home and vehicle had recently been broken into, immediately drove to their house after receiving the call, police said.

When they arrived, police said the victims found a small black car parked behind their home.  Two to three men were inside the car along with two other men who were outside the car, police said.

Police said the victims tried blocking the car in, but it was able to get away.  The two men who were standing outside the car were left behind, police said.

The victims followed the suspect vehicle through several side streets across the neighborhood before stopping at the intersection of Ferndale Avenue and Lambeth Street, where police said multiple gunshots were fired at their vehicle.

It is believed that the gunshots were fired by the two men who were left behind at the victims’ home, police said.

Police said the victims fled to a nearby convenience store at 3407 Old Lexington Road, after which they realized two of them had been struck in the foot by the gunfire.

Both of the shot victims, who were identified as 2-year-old Darryl Myers III and 27-year-old Darryl Myers Jr., were taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment.  Both are expected to make full recoveries, police said.

A third victim was identified as 25-year-old Jennifer Yokely, however she was not injured.

No ample suspect descriptions were provided. 

Police are still investigating. No other details were released.

Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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