Man critically injured in Charleston shooting; name released

Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 2:33 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man is suffering from serious injuries Friday afternoon following an argument that ended with shots fired and five people detained.

According to Charleston Police, a man was shot in the head. He is identified by Charleston Police as James Hambrick, 42, of Charleston.

The incident happened along Hunt Avenue near the intersection of 6th Street.

Police say several shots were fired and several vehicles were hit by gunfire during the incident. The shooting was reported just before 2:30 p.m.

Witnesses told police Hambrick was leaving an apartment when two vehicles pulled up and words were exchanged between the victim and occupants of the vehicles. The drivers of both vehicles sped away after the shots were fired.

Police stopped two vehicles near the shooting scene and have detained five people for questioning.

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