For the Record: Two Injured in Shooting on New Hope Lane

The following was provided for your information by the Winston-Salem Police Department and is public record.

Just before 10pm on February 14th, officers with the WSPD heard several gunshots in the area of New Hope Lane apartments. As they responded to the area they located the two listed victims in the area of 923 New Hope Lane suffering from gunshot wounds.

Interviews with the victims and an independent witness were conducted on scene prior to the victims being transported to Baptist Hospital. During the initial investigation it was determined that all parties involved had been in an ongoing argument. The suspect followed the victim’s home to New Hope Lane, where he shot both victims.

The victims, Deshawn McClellan, 28 years old, and Sontaria Valentine, 25 years old, were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. Mr. McClellan was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Mrs. Valentine is in critical condition.

Criminal Investigation Division was notified and assumed the investigation. The suspect is described only as a black male about 20-25 years old.

Winston-Salem Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this crime contact Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.