Fatal Shooting Raises Concerns in Winston-Salem Neighborhood

Fatal Shooting Raises Concerns in Winston-Salem Neighborhood

6:01pm Feb 21, 2013
The Winston-Salem Police Department will discuss the Nitty Gritty fatal shooting at a community meeting Friday.
By Alan Cleaver

Community members in one Winston-Salem neighborhood will gather Friday evening to discuss their concerns following a shooting last weekend at a local restaurant.  

Residents in the Southeastern part of Winston-Salem are still unnerved after a fatal shooting at Nitty Gritty Soul Café last weekend. 

Four people were shot just before 2 a.m. Saturday at the restaurant on South Main Street. 24 year-old Kenneth Ravon Braddy died of multiple gunshot wounds and three others were wounded.

City council member James Taylor says he’s getting a lot of calls from his constituents about the incident. He will lead a community discussion tonight to talk about their concerns.

“Some members in the community say they want the business shut down and they want the business permits and ABC licenses pulled. The other school of thought says this is a viable business in our community. They say sure there was a mistake that was made possibly on behalf of the management or on behalf of people that came into our community, but it is too early to determine if we need to shut this place down yet,” says Taylor.

Taylor says members of the city’s police department will also be at the meeting to update the neighborhood on the Nitty Gritty shooting. No arrests have been made in the case. Winston-Salem Police are still investigating.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at United Cornerstone Baptist Church on Patria Street in Winston-Salem.

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