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Man charged in connection to shooting on Huntington’s west end

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 4:09 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -

UPDATE - 7/22/2021 @ 9:15 p.m.

One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting in Huntington on Thursday afternoon.

Huntington Police say that Dustin Heck, 28, has been charged with malicious assault.

Patrol officers responded and found a victim who had been shot in the chest lying on the ground in front of an apartment building but was conscious and breathing.

Officers say they also found Heck yelling from a second story window from inside the building.

Officers immediately dragged the victim around the corner to safety and administered first aid while waiting on EMS.

The victim is currently in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Heck is in the Western Regional Jail.

“You see it every day in Huntington. Literally, every day you hear it but you may not actually see it. But to see somebody get like that, it’s just crazy,” said James Sutphin, who witnessed the shooting.

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ORIGINAL STORY - 7/22/2021

One person has been shot along Huntington’s west end, police confirm Thursday.

The shooting was reported just before 4 at W 9th Street and Monroe Avenue.

W 9th Street is closed Thursday at Monroe Avenue.

Police tell WSAZ.com the shooting victim was taken to the hospital.

HPD says one person has been detained.

Further details have not been released at this time.

This is a developing story.

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