One killed in shooting in Huntington

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 4:29 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Huntington police have taped off the area around a home along 5th Avenue and 30th Street after a deadly shooting.

Neighbors say they heard 8 to 10 gunshots.

Huntington police and State Police responded to the scene.

When asked whether they have any suspects, Captain Larry Zimmerman with HPD said they’ve taken several witnesses to police headquarters to be interviewed. He said that process is expected to take several hours.

No details about the victim are being released at this time.

One lane of 5th Avenue by the house was shut down as of 6 p.m. Monday due to the investigation.

Zimmerman says the shooting happening by a busy road at a time when kids were coming home from school makes it even more alarming.

“Whenever you throw in traffic and proximity to schools and children that time of day, obviously it brings up more alarm,” Captain Zimmerman said.

Scott Cornwell lives across the street from the scene of the shooting.

“When I was younger we used to stay in, keep our doors unlocked, we didn’t have to worry about anything,” he said. “Nowawdays, you just can’t do it. I hope some day it’ll get cleaned up.”

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