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Teen charged in shooting of 4-year-old, Winston-Salem police say
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Teen charged in shooting of 4-year-old, Winston-Salem police say

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Winston-Salem police arrested a 17-year-old Tuesday in connection with a shooting that left a 4-year-old boy wounded late last month, authorities said.

The teenager is accused of firing a gun from a car toward a crowd of people who were standing outside in the 1100 block of New Hope Lane in Cleveland Avenue Homes about 9:30 p.m. March 29, Winston-Salem Police said.

The 4-year-old boy, Semaj Da-von Roseborough, was shot in his arm while he was playing on the sidewalk, police said. Semaj was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The 17-year-old was driving a stolen vehicle when the police department’s special weapons and tactics team arrested him, police said.

Authorities also arrested a 15-year-old who was a passenger in the stolen car on Tuesday, police said. That juvenile is not charged in the shooting of the 4-year-old, but does face several other charges.

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The N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice issued a secure custody order charging the 15-year-old with larceny of a firearm, police said. The 15-year-old faces additional charges of possession of a concealed weapon, resisting a public officer and possession of a handgun by a minor, police said.

Both teenagers were being held Tuesday in juvenile detention, police said. Investigators did not identify either juvenile.

The 17-year is the second person to be charged in Semaj’s shooting.

Last week, authorities charged Demus Ramsey, 19, of Mount Airy with acting as an accessory to assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting bodily injury, according to police and an arrest warrant.

Investigators allege that Ramsey drove a teenager to Cleveland Avenue Homes, and the juvenile then indiscriminately fired a gun when the car was on New Hope Lane.

Ramsey was released from custody after he posted a $7,500 bond, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said. He is scheduled to appear in court April 12.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800. Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County also is on Facebook.

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