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POLICE: Teen Victim in Drug-Related Shooting Had Gun

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 1/28/13 @ 3:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police say the shooting of a 17-year-old girl Saturday night is drug related.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of 19th Street and West 5th Avenue.

The teen was shot three times in the upper body, with one of the shots being in the head area.

Lt. John Williams says the girl was armed with a gun at the time of the shooting, but didn’t fire her weapon.

Williams says the suspects appear to be young teens that have some connection to the victim.

“This was between individuals that knew each other. This wasn't just a random act where someone just ran up and shot an innocent victim that was just walking down the street," Williams said.

Police are not sure if the two suspects are from this area. Williams says the girl is not facing any charges at this time.

Because she is a juvenile, police are not releasing her name.

She remains in a Huntington hospital.

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UPDATE 1/27/13 @ 9:45 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A 17-year-old girl was shot several times in Huntington Saturday night, and police are looking for two teenage boys they believe are involved.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of 19th Street and West 5th Avenue.

Huntington Police say the teen was shot several times in the upper body.

She was taken to a local hospital, where she had surgery. She is in critical condition, according to investigators.

Police say two teenage boys are believed to be involved in the shooting.

If you have any information, call Huntington Police at 304-696-4444.

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ORIGINAL STORY 1/26/13 @ 10:35 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are searching for a suspect after a woman was found in the middle of a street with a gunshot wound.

Cabell County 911 Dispatchers tell WSAZ.com the victim was found near the intersection of 19th Street West and Jefferson Avenue.

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