UPDATE: Three People Shot in West Huntington; Names Released

UPDATE 11/8/12 @ 9:35 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police have released the names of the three people wounded during a shooting in Huntington's west end.

According to a press release, Joshua Marks, 19, Bonnie Shaw, 47, and Allen D. Shaw, 50, all of Huntington, are the three victims.

All three are currently in Cabell Huntington Hospital. Marks and Allen Shaw are listed in fair condition. Bonnie Shaw is listed in serious condition.

The shooting happened in the 1700-block of Jefferson Avenue about 7:40 p.m.

Police say the suspect is 5’6” and in his 20’s. He has short hair and was wearing a black toboggan and a dark hooded jacket and jeans.

According to the release, this shooting is in no way connected to the shooting on Tuesday on Foster Avenue.

Police say witnesses told them that the suspect knocked on the door and started to fire a gun into the residence when the door was answered.

At this time there is no known motive for this shooting.

If you have any information about the shooting, you are asked to call the Huntington Police Department.

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UPDATE 11/7/12 @ 10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three people were shot Wednesday night when a man opened fire in an apartment in Huntington.

The shooting happened in the1700-block of Jefferson Avenue about 7:40 p.m.

Huntington Police Department Chief Skip Holbrook tells WSAZ.com. that three adults were wounded. Their injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

The victims are a married couple and a cousin, according to a family member.

WSAZ.com is told a man walked up and knocked on the apartment door, and when the door was answered, the suspect opened fire throughout the apartment. Holbrook says eight shots were fired.

The Chief said that six adults, as well as the three young kids under age 5 were in the first floor apartment any when the gunman opened fire.

"It's pretty crazy,” Mark Fry, who lives across the street, said. “I haven't seen anything like this happen on the block in a while. We might have to move. I can't stay around stuff like this."

"I think it's time to move,” neighbor Kelly Stapleton said. “The cops have been pretty heavy down here, and everybody wonders why. Maybe this is the reason why. There's so much traffic in some of these houses. It's just ridiculous."

The suspect remains on the run. There was no information about a possible motive.

Child Protective Services was notified, but the three kids were taken by a family member.

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UPDATE 11/7/12 @ 8:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The triple shooting in the 1700-block of Jefferson Avenue happened inside an apartment building where residents heard as many as eight gunshots, Huntington Police at the scene tell WSAZ.com.

The extent of all three victims' injuries remains unknown. All were taken to the hospital.

Huntington Police are searching for a male suspect and were bringing in a forensic team to investigate.

Some witnesses have been taken to HPD headquarters to be interviewed.

The shooting was reported about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday. That neighborhood is located in West Huntington.

We continue to have a crew at the scene.

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ORIGINAL STORY
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three people have been shot Wednesday night in the 1700 block of Jefferson Avenue in West Huntington, Cabell County 911 dispatchers tell WSAZ.com.

The shooting was reported about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The extent of the victims’ injuries is not available yet.

Huntington Police are on the scene searching for a suspect, and Cabell County Emergency Medical Services are also at the scene.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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