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Two men exchange gunfire in a mall parking lot in Winston-Salem | Local News

Two men exchanged gunfire Wednesday in the South Park Mall parking lot on Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem police said in a statement. No one was reportedly shot during the incident.

Preliminary investigation shows Jaryan Keevon Johnson, 25, was leaving the Family Dollar store at the mall at around 4.17pm when he was approached by an unidentified suspect, police said.

The two men were involved in a verbal confrontation which turned violent. The suspect fired a gun at Johnson, who returned fire in self-defense, police said.

The suspect then left the scene at 3197 Peters Creek Parkway in a black Ford 150-style four-door truck.

Police were able to recover CCTV, spent bullet casings and a firearm as part of the investigation.

No arrests were made Wednesday evening. Police were looking for a man in his 20s or 30s wearing a sweatshirt with a clown face.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Anyone with information regarding this incident or similar crimes is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800 or En Espanol 336-728-3904.