3 teens charged in shooting death of Winston-Salem 5-year-old

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Police in Winston-Salem have arrested three teenagers in connection with the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy.

It happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the 2900 block of Cole Ridge Circle, according to WGHP.

Officers found the child suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The child passed away at 8 p.m. at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Witnesses told investigators that a car occupied by several males drove through the area and randomly fired handguns.

A total of three apartments were struck.

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Police say there is no indication that the families were targeted.

The suspect vehicle was located and a 14-year-old, 15-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested.

A .38 caliber handgun was also seized at the scene.

All three are in jail under no bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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