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Winston-Salem man killed in Greensboro shooting. 29-year-old was also shot 6 years ago at shopping center.
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Winston-Salem man killed in Greensboro shooting. 29-year-old was also shot 6 years ago at shopping center.

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GREENSBORO — Authorities identified a Winston-Salem man as the victim of a fatal shooting in Greensboro on Monday morning, Greensboro police said.

About 9:15 a.m., officers found Chavez Laquan Vargas, 29, suffering from a gunshot wound. Investigators were responding to a report of an aggravated assault in the 4400 block of West Wendover Avenue, according to police.

Around 2:15 p.m., police announced that Vargas, who was taken to a local hospital, died from his injuries.

No suspect information was immediately available, police said.

The investigation is continuing.

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In December of 2014, Vargas was injured in a Winston-Salem double shooting.

Vargas and another man were shot and wounded in the parking lot of the Kester Mill Village shopping center. Vargas, who was 23 at the time, was shot once and was at one point in critical condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

At the time, police said the shooting was not random and that the people involved knew each other.

When he was 13, Vargas was in a rap group called Young Profits with Rico Watson, according to a 2004 Winston-Salem Journal article. At the time, Vargas was a student at Philo Middle School and the two had performed at clubs in Chapel Hill and Raleigh. Vargas said he loved listening to rappers KRS-One and Jadakiss. Shirl Vargas, Chavez Vargas’ mother, was the group’s manager.

Anyone with information about the shooting in Greensboro is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000. People can also download the mobile P3tips app to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

Local media, business and community members came together to help solve the murder of a college student in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Journal reporter Michael Hewlett contributed to this report.

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