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UPDATE: Charleston Man Shares Shooting Experience


UPDATE 11/1/13 @ 10:55 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Charleston man returned home Friday to a bullet-ridden home. Now, he's sharing his scary experience.

"Kneeling down beside the bed, playing on the phone, when all of a sudden bullet whizzes through past my head," Adorian Pope said.

The next time Pope kneels by his bed, it might be for a prayer.

He says the shooting at his home Thursday night was like a nightmare -- one he didn't think he'd wake up from.

"I just hear the one, and then one after that, and it's like, 'I'm done,'" Pope said.

Following the gunfire, Pope took off to his dad's house. On Friday, WSAZ.com followed him around on his first trip back.

Holes in the side of his house show just how close the bullets were to hitting Pope. One even hit the corner of his mattress before striking the far wall.

While he doesn't know why someone would shoot at his place, one thing is for certain; every day will now mean just a little bit more.

"Thank God, I'm still alive. That's all I can think of," Pope said.



UPDATE 11/1/13 @ 2:55 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are still trying to find whoever is responsible for firing in a neighborhood on the city's west side Thursday night.

Police say it happened around 8:50 p.m. in the 400-block of Elm Street.

The victim told police three bullets were shot into the house. He said after one bullet was fired through the window, he laid on the ground to avoid getting hit. He said two more bullets came through the front door.

No one was injured.

Police say a window was also busted out in a van that was parked outside the home.

No arrests have been made.

If you have any information, call Charleston Police.

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ORIGINAL STORY 10/31/13 @ 11:30 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A house and a van were damaged in a shooting on the west side of Charleston.

It happened about 8:30 p.m. Thursday on Elm Street. Charleston Police say the shooter ran by and fired three shots, with two going into the house and one hitting the van.

Police say the homeowner was home when it happened, but no one was hurt.

No suspects have been named and no arrests have been made.

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