Shot Fired During Apartment Break-in

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ ) -- Neighbors in the Cavalier Apartments on 14th Street say gunfire hit too close to home.

Huntington Police Detective Rob Stinnett says four people were inside an apartment about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Two of them were Marshall students. Victims told police three men wearing hoodies and handkerchiefs over their faces barged in with guns about 5:30 Tuesday evening.

"It's kind of scary that could happen in the middle of the day and nobody's been caught,” a neighbor at the apartment complex who wanted to remain anonymous said.

Stinnett says one of the robbers hit a resident in the face with a gun. The victim was taken to St. Mary's. That robber also fired a shot that went over the heads of the three other victims and through a window before hitting a parked car on 6th Avenue.

The neighbor who lives in the apartment next door say it's beyond alarming.

"It's scary knowing this happened right on the other side of our living room wall,” he said. "If the bullet went through the wall it could have hit anybody.”

Stinnett says the victims may not be sharing everything they know about their attackers.

"I do have concerns with how helpful the victims are at potentially identifying these suspects,” he said. “They may know these guys. I don't know if they may be scared that they might come back or they're intimidated by them."

Stinnett says police will be looking at that apartment complex’s security video Thursday morning. He expects it could be helpful because during the struggle, the victims say they managed to pull the suspects’ handkerchiefs off their faces.

Marshall University Police also responded to the scene because it is just a couple blocks from campus.

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