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Four people are shot and wounded after gunfire erupts at a Winston-Salem party
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Four people are shot and wounded after gunfire erupts at a Winston-Salem party

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Winston-Salem police went the scene of a reported shooting at 12:17 a.m. Saturday on Gregory Street in the city’s southwestern section, police said. Before arriving at that scene, an officer saw a suspicious vehicle leaving the area.

Police pursued the vehicle, and the chase ended in the 1100 block of South Marshall Street, police said.

Officers then arrested the vehicle’s driver, Treshawn Jaquez Plater, 22, of Lincoln Avenue in Winston-Salem, and found a shooting victim, Decorus Roundtree, 21, who also lives in Winston-Salem, in the vehicle.

Plater was charged with speeding to elude arrest, police said. Plater was being held Saturday in the Forsyth County Jail with his bond set at $5,000, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers at Gregory Street found Terrian Simmone Sawyer, 22, of Thomasville, suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

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A local hospital notified police that two additional gunshot victims, Jaurion Chrisean Springs, 18, and Jordan Kirara Pruit, 22, both of Winston-Salem, had arrived at that hospital for treatment, police said.

All four shooting victims were treated by medical personnel for non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Investigators learned that a party took place in the 400 block of Gregory Street, and for unknown reasons, several people began firing guns at the party, police said.

Plater is accused of attempting to flee and elude two police officers who were investigating the shooting in the 400 block of Gregory Street, according to an arrest warrant. When the officers activated their emergency lights for a traffic stop, Plater failed to stop his vehicle and drove away at a high rate of speed in excess of 80 mph, the warrant said. The speed limit on Gregory Street is 35 mph, the warrant said.

Winston-Salem police are asking for the public’s help in this case.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800 or its Spanish line at 336-728-3904. Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County is on Facebook.

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