1 dead, 1 injured after Sunday night shooting on bridge

Published 2:35 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

One person is dead and another injured after a shooting on the US 158 Yadkin River bridge Sunday night.

The altercation apparently started at Truist Park, a soccer and sports complex in Davie County near the Forsyth line.

Davie Sheriff J.D. Hartman said that Antelmo Bryan Salinas Martinez, 26, of Winston-Salem, was shot to death as he drove a white Dodge Charger across the bridge. A 17-year-old female passenger was injured by gunfire, and treated and released from a hospital. Two others in that vehicle were not injured.

The unknown suspect(s) was still on the loose on Monday evening. They left the scene – headed toward Winston-Salem on US 158 – in what is described as a red or burgundy Dodge Charger with a spoiler, and a plastic covering like a trash bag over the driver’s side rear window, he said.

The road was closed all night Sunday and into Monday morning while Davie and Forsyth sheriff’s officers, with the help of the SBI, searched the scene.

Hartman said investigators aren’t sure what started the altercation.

“The way we understand it, they were at the soccer field. The red car kept circling the white car, for whatever reason.”

Both cars left the scene with the red car following the white car, and shots were fired from the red car into the white car as it crossed the bridge, he said. The white car came to a stop about 150 feet from the entrance to Tanglewood Park.

The area was busy with traffic when the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Hartman asks anyone who saw either vehicle or knows anything about the incident to call 336-751-6238  or leave an anonymous tip at  https://davie-so-nc.zuercherportal.com/#/submit_tip.