WINSTON-SALEM — A little more than two weeks ago, Demar Marquis Floyd was shot in front of his house but he survived. On Saturday, he was shot again and this time, he became the city's seventh homicide victim, according to the Winston-Salem Police.
Both times, police said in a news release, suspects fired from a moving car. Police said that the two shootings are connected but provided no other information about the possible connection, saying that the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.
Winston-Salem police officers were called at 9:15 p.m. Saturday on a reported shooting. They found Floyd suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers performed CPR until Forsyth County EMS personnel arrived and continued life-saving measures. EMS officials declared Floyd dead at the scene.
Winston-Salem police said suspects drove by Floyd's residence in the 2000 block of North Cherry Street and opened fire. Floyd was struck while he was on his front porch. Police said several children were inside the house but were not hurt. Bullets also struck two other homes but no one else was injured.
On March 26, Floyd was at his house just before 8:30 p.m. when suspects drove by the house and opened fire. Floyd was struck in the torso and was treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Police said that that shooting is being investigated and no other details would be released. In a release about that shooting, police said Floyd couldn't provide investigators with any further information, and no witnesses could describe the vehicle.
North Cherry Street was closed from W. 17th Street to Burton Street on Saturday. Floyd's next of kin has been notified.
Winston-Salem police said that anyone who has information should call the police department at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800. Crime Stoppers may also be contacted via "Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem" on Facebook.
Police said this was the seventh homicide in 2021, as compared to five homicides at this time last year.