MINK SHOALS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Sheriff's deputies have identified a man they say was murdered.
Deputies tell WSAZ.com Patrick Henry, 26, of Charleston, was found dead near an apartment complex on John Wesley Drive Saturday morning.
Detectives say a neighbor found his body beside a dumpster just after 8 a.m. and called for help. They say Henry was shot multiple times.
The shooting happened sometime overnight, according to investigators. They say neighbors described hearing gunshots, but some had mistaken them for firecrackers.
No one called 911.
"This time of year, firecrackers are a lot more common, but we would rather err on the side of caution," Cpl. Brian Humphreys said. "Don't hesitate to call us...it could be an emergency."
Neighbors tell WSAZ.com they're shocked and troubled by the homicide investigation, saying it's the first crime they've ever seen in the quiet area.
"Everybody knows everybody, and we help each other out," Mark McCoy said. "And then you have something as shocking as this, right in our neighborhood...it's terrible."
Deputies have not yet named any suspects in connection with the murder.
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Deputies tell WSAZ.com that a man was found dead beside a dumpster on Hawksurry Lane about 8:00 a.m., Saturday.
The dumpster was located near an apartment building. Deputies say the body was discovered by people in the area who then called for help.
Hawksurry Lane and John Wesley Drive are shut down while officers investigate.
WSAZ has a crew on the scene.
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