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Capital High School student, football player killed in shooting

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 8:51 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - City officials have released the name of the high school student who was killed in a shooting Wednesday evening.

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin says K.J. Taylor was the victim. He was a football player at Capital High School.

Charleston Police Chief Tyke Hunt says the shooting happened Wednesday around 8:15 p.m. in the 800 block of Central Avenue.

Officers were on scene before the call was even dispatched.

Police say they had their entire detective bureau out working, along with units from the Special Enforcement Department and all resource officers from Capital High School.

“For this bright star to be taken from us really impacts the police department. This investigation is priority number one,” said Chief Hunt.

There will be an increased police presence on Charleston’s West Side.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the Charleston Police Detective Bureau at 304-348-6480 or call the Records Division at 304-348-6400.

This is a developing story.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Officials with Kanawha County Schools say the shooting victim was a student at Capital High School.

Kanawha County Schools has sent a crisis team to the school Thursday and is also providing additional support at West Side Middle School and Mary C. Snow Elementary School.

The shooting happened after 8 p.m. Wednesday night along Central Avenue near the Jarrett Terrace apartments.

Dispatchers say the victim was taken to the hospital and died from his injuries.

No other details have been released.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A Metro 911 supervisor confirms to WSAZ that the male victim in Wednesday night’s shooting has died.

The supervisor said the victim was transported to the hospital, but died from his injuries.

The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. along Central Avenue near the Jarrett Terrace apartments.

Police are searching for the person responsible.

Names of those involved are not being released.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A male victim was taken to the hospital after being shot Wednesday night in Charleston, according to Metro 911 dispatchers.

Charleston Police say the victim was shot in the chest. His name and age are unavailable at this time.

The shooting was reported shortly after 8 p.m. along Central Avenue near the Jarrett Terrace apartments.

According to Metro 911, Charleston Police and other first responders are on the scene.

Police are searching for the person responsible.

WSAZ has a crew at the scene.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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