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CrimeWinston-Salem community calls for peace after 5-year-old killed in drive-by shooting

19:26  11 july  2019
19:26  11 july  2019 Source:   myfox8.com

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Child shot and killed in drive - by shooting in Winston - Salem . Police search for suspect after shooting in Concord neighborhood. Officers said they’re searching for 46- year - old William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr. after the shooting along Middlecrest Drive NW.

Winston - Salem Police said Oscar Mendez-Rodriguez, 17, of Winston - Salem , and two juvenile males, ages 14, and 15, were arrested and are in jail without bond. 14, 15, and 17 year old arrested for shootings death of 5 - year - old in apparent drive - by shooting in Winston - Salem .

Winston-Salem community calls for peace after 5-year-old killed in drive-by shooting© WGHP-TV/TNS

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A local community in so much pain. People in Winston-Salem gathered to remember a 5-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting on Saturday.

Police say all of the suspects involved in the shooting are teens.

Three of them are in custody, but Wednesday police identified a fourth suspect. He is 17-year-old Santiago Rodgriguez-Marcial.

The message at Wednesday night's peace gathering was to stop the violence. People say that change starts with the future generation.

Vigil Held for 23-Year-Old Mother Killed in Drive-By Shooting in South L.A.

Vigil Held for 23-Year-Old Mother Killed in Drive-By Shooting in South L.A. Family, friends, and concerned community members held a vigil Tuesday for Micquel Hawkins, a 23-year-old mother who was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday night while attending a birthday party in South L.A. Hawkins' 2-year-old daughter, Milan, is now an orphan. Her father was also recently gunned down. Others who know the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence took to the streets to show their love for Micquel, and to plead with others to stop the violence. Carlos Saucedo reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 p.m. on July 9, 2019. ——— ©2019 KTLA-TV, Los Angeles Visit KTLA-TV, Los Angeles at www.ktla.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Winston - Salem police arrested 17- year - old Oscar Mendez-Rodriguez along with a 15- year - old and WINSTON - SALEM , N.C. (WFMY) — Three teenagers are charged with murder after a 5 - year - old The family called 911 while driving their son to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to get urgent

WINSTON - SALEM , N.C. (AP) Three teenagers in North Carolina have been charged with murder after a 5 - year - old was shot and killed in what police say was a drive - by shooting . Winston - Salem Police say the boy was shot in the head while he was in his apartment on Cole Ridge Circle, off Cole Road.

"You have to be in the field in these neighborhoods, in this community, at the parks. You have to interact with these children so they see he believes in me enough to come to my neighborhood," said Frankie Gist, who organized the peace gathering.

A push for peace as the community tries to cope with the murder of a child as a result of teen gun violence.

"These young people running around here like you kill it today and it's back tomorrow. It don't work like that. Only Christ came back like that and we're not Christ," said Lenora Davis, who attended the peace gathering.

Those in the community say the violence won't be solved overnight, but you have to start somewhere.

"Peace, love and unity are the only way our world or our community will be a great and a safe place to live," said Gist.

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Two children recovering after firearm discharged into residence in Winston-Salem overnight.
Two children are recovering after police responded to a report of a firearm being discharged into an occupied residence early Saturday morning in Winston-Salem. The Winston-Salem Police Department responded to 1013 Lockland Ave. at about 4:30 a.m. Two adults and two children were asleep inside the home when they were awakened by the sound of gunfire and glass shattering, according to police. © Provided by Hearst Television, Inc.Officers said the two children were treated and released from a local hospital for minor injuries. The adults could not provide any information on possible suspects or vehicle descriptions.

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