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Winston-Salem Police and Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies and private security personnel were on the scene investigating a shooting at the Bojangles’ in Eastway Plaza on New Walkertown Road on Thursday. A window was shot out of a Toyota Yaris that was found blocks away at 525 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Shots were fired in a Bojangles' parking lot around noon Thursday, and it appears someone shot out the window of a car that was at the fast-food restaurant on New Walkertown Road.
It is not clear whether anyone was injured in the shooting. Forsyth County EMS originally responded to the scene, but left when no shooting victims could be located.
A deputy was in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center when the shots rang out at Bojangles', said Major Mark Elliott of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The deputy heard about four shots and saw people running, he said.
Elliott told the Journal Thursday afternoon no one was in custody.
Broken glass and shell casings were visible in the Bojangles' parking lot. Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department taped off the parking lot with yellow crime-scene tape while several restaurant patrons and employees looked out the dining room windows at the scene.
Police also investigated at an apartment building nearby at 525 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Some seven Winston-Salem police cars were on the scene, and officers brought items out of an apartment, including what appeared to be a rifle and a Nike shoe box.
A white Toyota Yaris with the back window broken out was parked in front of the apartment. Winston-Salem police officer Lt. Gregory Dorn told the Journal the Toyota was the car that had been shot at in the Bojangles' parking lot earlier.
This is the second fast-food restaurant parking lot shooting in recent weeks. On Nov. 9, a woman was shot in the leg at the McDonald's on North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after an argument about poor driving in the parking lot.
In August, 31-year-old Dorrell Queshane Brayboy was stabbed to death in the neighboring Food Lion parking lot.