DEVELOPING: Fifth Avenue Reopens Following Teenager Shot

Updated 32 weeks ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
 DEVELOPING: Fifth Avenue Reopens Following Teenager Shot
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Huntington Police Capt. Hank Dial has stated that the 200 block of  Fifth Avenue where a shooting occurred is now safe. The closed portions of Fifth Avenue  reopened as of 10:40 p.m Wed. Nov. 29. 

Dial explained that multiple shots near a building included  one that hit a teenager. Police carried the injured girl to an ambulance. The fourteen year old girl has been treated for a leg wound at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Her condition has not been made available. 

Since the suspect was possibly still  inside WV State Police and SWAT teams assisted HPD in the evacuation of  the structure.

After the structure  had been cleared, police did not find  a suspect inside. 

According to  witnesses , multiple shots from two guns had  been fired, one was  believed high caliber. This has not been confirmed. 

Capt. Dial did not  provide elaborate details on the incident in which at times officers had weapons drawn. He asked that anyone with knowledge to call 911 or the HPD tip line 696-4444. 

 

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