UPDATED: More Bullets Fly in Huntington; Victim Dead on 25th Street

Updated 40 weeks ago Edited by Tony Rutherford from Multiple Reports
UPDATED: More Bullets Fly in Huntington; Victim Dead on 25th Street
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UPDATED

A shooting occurred in the 800 block of 25th Street early Thursday morning Dec. 20  at about  1:25 a.m. which Huntington Police confirm resulted in a death. 

Early reports from neighbors and social media indicate that the victim had been shot in the back, though police officials have not confirmed that information. 

WSAZ reported that a shooting victim was found at a residence, but no one had been taken to the hospital. 

Unofficially, the shooting  resulted in EMS declaring that the victim was dead at the scene. Crime scene tape had been placed around the residence. 

Six people have been shot this week in Huntington. Three have died. 

This marks the city's 21st homicide investigation , which now surpasses Charleston's total.  The state capitol has nearly twice as many police on the payroll. 

Updating per capita statistics following this week's wave of violence. Huntington ranks third behind St. Louis and Baltimore on the homicide list. Cleveland and New Orleans are in fourth and fifth place. 

Police have scheduled a news conference for Thursday, Dec. 14.

 

 

 

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