Stray bullets strike lady sleeping in NC dwelling, spouse claims

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A 15-yr-aged boy, whose identify has not been produced, is going through expenses in the dying of Donna Blackmon, law enforcement mentioned.

1 minute 61-calendar year-outdated Donna Blackmon was rapidly asleep in her North Carolina property. Future she’s combating for her everyday living following staying struck by a bullet, law enforcement mentioned.

“She woke me up at 4:10 a.m. By 4:15, she was lifeless,” Donna’s husband of 42 yrs, Lorenza Blackmon, explained to WGHP. “She was in my arms. She seemed at me and smiled and she closed her eyes and died.”

Winston-Salem police explained two teams were being driving different cars and trucks up and down the road firing guns north of downtown at 4:25 a.m. Sunday, the Associated Push documented. Numerous shots strike the Blackmon’s residence and one particular of the stray bullets struck Donna.

“‘I’d been shot,’ and which is all she mentioned,” her spouse advised WGHP News.

Forsyth County Crisis Providers pronounced Donna Blackmon dead at the scene, WXII information documented.

A 15-year-aged boy is facing expenses in the demise of the 61-yr-outdated female, the news outlet reported.

“I acquired all them brains and understanding that I have and expertise, but my spouse died in my arms,” Lorenza, who functions on cars and trucks for a living, advised WGHP. “I did not have plenty of damn expertise or energy to preserve my wife.”

This marks the city’s 21st murder of 2021 ― the exact count reported around this time very last calendar year, in accordance to the AP.

Karina Mazhukhina is a McClatchy Authentic-Time News Reporter. She graduated from the University of Washington and was earlier a digital journalist for KOMO News, an ABC-Television affiliate in Seattle.