Housing Complex Residents React to Mass Shooting in their Neighborhood


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- For the residents of Northcott Court in Huntington, their housing complex isn't a crime scene. It's home.

"I'm not afraid," Ashley Brown. "It's all I really know. I've been through this more than once."

Tuesday night, Northcott Court was riddled with gunfire. A suspect opened fire, sending six victims to local hospitals.

All of the victims have a criminal history with local police, and Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook said they're not cooperating with officers.

"I'm very frustrated by the lack of cooperation," Holbrook said. "But we've made great strides in that neighborhood in keeping serious crime down.

Police scoured surveillance video from both the Northcott property and the Marathon gas station, located directly across the street.

Less than 24 hours into the investigation, police found two guns suspected in the shootings, and both of them have been reported as stolen.

"I was sitting watching TV, right here, and I heard five or six gunshots," says Terri Moody, who lives at Northcott. "I ran to my son's room and said, `Lay down on the floor! Lay down now.' "

Moody is frustrated by the lack of cooperation from people in her neighborhood who may know something to crack this case.

"You can't live your life afraid," she said. "We need to stand together and be strong. It's the only way to be heard and make a difference. That's a difference that can keep us safe in our own homes."


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