Man shot in the head in Winston-Salem


WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) – Winston-Salem police are investigating after a person was shot in the head on Friday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.

Winston-Salem police said they arrived at the 2200 block of Pleasant Street at 5:16 p.m. when they were notified of a reported shooting.

2200 block of Pleasant Street (Google Maps)

At the scene, police said they found a 21-year-old man suffering from a single bullet to the head.

Investigators say the 21-year-old victim and a 19-year-old man were sitting in a car on Pleasant Street when the victim was shot,

Investigators say based on the evidence gathered so far, the incident was not a random act of violence and appears to be a targeted attack.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with what police describe as a “non-life threatening injury”.

It was unclear at the time whether or not the 19-year-old was injured in the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation should call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or En Espanol (336) 728-3904. You can also check out “Winston-Salem Forsyth County Crime Stoppers” on Facebook. A Crime Stoppers Reporting Form can also be found online. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be anonymous. The Text-A-Tip program can be contacted at (336) 276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that text advice is not anonymous.


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