Two dead following shooting on Charleston’s West Side

Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 8:29 AM EDT
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UPDATE 10/8/21 12:30 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police have released the names of the two women shot and killed Friday morning.

Officers say they found Bria Nicole White, 26, of Charleston lying on the sidewalk in the 300 block of Hunt Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds just after 1:30 a.m.

Charleston Fire Department responded to the scene and provided lifesaving measures but were unsuccessful.

White was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to witnesses, they heard a loud argument coming from outside, then several shots were fired. Witnesses stated they saw someone running from the scene east on Grant Street.

At 8 a.m., officers responded to the 1000 block of Grant Street where another woman’s body was found lying in a backyard.

The victim, identified as Kytiana Belcher, 22, of Charleston, also suffered gunshot wounds, officers say.

The case is being investigated as a double homicide.

Officers say Belcher and White were in a romantic relationship and lived together.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division, 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications, 304-348-8111.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police say a woman’s body that was found in the yard of a home on Charleston’s West Side is connected to a fatal shooting that was reported around 1:30 Friday morning.

Officers say a shooting was reported in the 300 block of Hunt Avenue.

A woman was shot and killed, according to police.

UPDATE | Woman dead in Charleston shooting

Later Friday morning, the body of another woman was found in the front yard of a home along Grant Street.

That gunshot victim was found just a few blocks away from the shooting reported along Hunt Avenue.

Police say they have some ‘good leads’ regarding this homicide investigation.

Police say there is currently no threat to the public.

No other details have been released at this time.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Emergency crews were called to a home in Charleston Friday morning after a reported shooting.

911 dispatchers tell a neighbor along Grant Street called regarding someone’s yard.

Dispatchers confirms there was a shooting and a person has died.

This is a developing story.

Earlier Friday morning there was a shooting in the 300 block of Hunt Avenue on Charleston’s West Side.

A woman was killed in the shooting that happened a little after 1:30 a.m., police say.

UPDATE | Woman dead in Charleston shooting

Police have not said whether they believe the shootings are connected at this time.

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