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Man arrested, juvenile facing charges after 4-year-old boy injured in Winston-Salem shooting

Investigators said the boy was hit by a bullet or by shrapnel during the shooting late Monday night just before 9:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of New Hope Lane.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police arrested a man charged in connection with a drive-by shooting injuring a 4-year-old boy. They also arrested a juvenile now facing charges in connection to the shooting.

Winston-Salem police said Demus Ramsey, 19, and a juvenile were in a car that fired shots last Monday night just before 9:30 p.m. along New Hope Road. Police said a 17-year-old randomly fired a gun in the Cleveland Avenue Homes area where a group of people was gathered. Police said the boy was hit by a bullet or by shrapnel during the shooting.

Police said Ramsey drove out of the area after the gun was fired. Ramsey is charged with accessory after the fact. He was placed in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under a $7,500 bond.

Winston-Salem police arrested the 17-year-old Tuesday. Police said at the time of the arrest the juvenile was driving a stolen vehicle. They also said a 15-year-old was in the vehicle and taken into custody for possession of a handgun.

At last check, the boy who was shot was in the hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.