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Suspects Wanted After Teen, Man in Wheelchair Shot

WXII-TV

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are looking for two people who allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy and a man in a wheelchair earlier this week.

Authorities say the two suspects entered the home with handguns and stole money Tuesday morning just before 10 a.m. The incident happened not far from the Smith-Reynolds Airport, according to WXII-TV.

The man in the wheelchair, identified by police at 34-year-old Jake Westmoreland, was found shot in his home. He was reportedly put in a wheelchair after a previous shooting, the station reported.

The 16-year-old boy, whose name was not released, was shot outside the home and walked to a nearby gas station.

Both victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital.