WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Friday night.

At 8:09 p.m. Friday, officers responded to the Popeyes on 500 North Martin Luther King Jr. Drive after getting reports of a shooting.

At the scene, police found Rashaad Pitts, 32, of Winston-Salem, dead in the Popeyes parking lot.

The WSPD’s Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and is actively investigating the fatal shooting.

Investigators said that Pitts was in the drive-thru at Popeyes when he was shot and ultimately died as a result of his injuries.

There is no suspect information available at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation 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. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. 

A Crime Stoppers Tip Form can also be located online. Information provided to Crime Stoppers may be provided anonymously.

The Text-A-Tip Program can be reached at 336-276-1717 and allows you to text tips, photos, and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. Please note that such text tips may not be made anonymously.

Police said that this is the fifth homicide of the year in Winston-Salem, in comparison to two at this time in 2022.