Teen facing murder charge in shooting death of North Carolina woman

Published 8:01 am Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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A teenager is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of a North Carolina woman inside her home, police said.

Winston-Salem police said in a news release that officers responded to a call about a shooting north of downtown at 4:25 a.m. Sunday. According to police, two groups in separate cars were driving up and down 14th Street firing guns. Multiple shots hit a home and one of the shots struck Donna Rebecca Blackmon, 61, news outlets reported.

Police said Forsyth County emergency personnel responded and pronounced Blackmon dead at the scene.

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The 15-year-old, whose name wasn’t released, was charged with murder, police said. The shooting marked the city’s 21st homicide of 2021, matching the total for the same time last year.



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