Two killed, three injured after shooting on North Carolina highway

Published 5:51 pm Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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Two people were shot to death and three others were hurt when they were shot while riding down a North Carolina highway, police said Monday.

According to a news release from Winston-Salem police, a group of people purchased food from a fast-food restaurant and headed south on U.S. Highway 52 just after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

A car approached the group’s Nissan Sentra and at least two passengers leaned out of the windows and fired more than a dozen shots into the Sentra, police said. The Nissan Sentra exited onto Liberty Street and the driver, who was hit by gunfire, lost control of the vehicle.

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Police identified the two killed as Toriyana Marquez Gaskins, 20, who was the driver and who was pronounced dead at the scene, and Treshaun Raymond Milton, 19, who died at a local hospital. Both are from Winston-Salem, according to police.

A third person was hospitalized and is in critical condition, and two others were treated at a hospital and released.

The suspect continued south on U.S. Highway 52. Detectives determined that multiple firearms were used, but they haven’t determined a motive for the shootings and the suspects are still at large.