A 17-year-old is dead after a shooting Thursday night in the Waughtown neighborhood, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Investigators say the same gun used to kill Jumil Robertson, a high school senior, was used minutes earlier in a separate crime.
Officers went to the 1700 block of Argonne Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. after receiving a call about gunshots being fired in the area, police said.
Officers found Robertson, who had an apparent gunshot wound, on the side of the street. Police didn’t specify the wound site.
Members of the Winston-Salem Fire Department and Forsyth County EMS attempted life-saving measures before pronouncing Robertson dead at the scene.
Robertson was a senior at Glenn High School, according to Brent Campbell, a spokesman for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. Grief counselors were made available for students at Glenn, Campbell said.
“Any time there is a student death, we ask parents to check in with their children and to be aware they may be experiencing feelings of grief or sadness,” he said.
Police determined that the gun used to kill Robertson was also used in a shooting in the 2200 block of South Broad Street around 10:15 p.m.
Several shots were fired into a house on South Broad while people were inside. No one in the house was reported injured, police said.
The shooter or shooters fled both scenes in a vehicle, but the make and model is unknown, police said. There is no suspect in custody.
Beyond the same gun being used in both shootings, police have been unable to establish any connection between the residents of the house on South Broad and Jumil Robertson.
Robertson is the 20th person killed in Winston-Salem in 2019, compared with 21 during the same period of time in 2018, according to the police department.
Investigators want to interview anyone who was present at either shooting, police said.
Authorities ask anyone with information about this shooting to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.
A vigil for Robertson is scheduled to be held at 8 p.m. today at the site of his shooting in the city’s southeast section.