Police search for shooter after man shot in parking lot

Charleston shooting victim's name released
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 12:23 AM EDT
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UPDATE 8/12/22 9:30 a.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head, neck and bicep, according to Charleston Police.

The department reports an officer was flagged down by a driver around Stockton Street and Washington Street West around 12:15 a.m. Friday.

The woman behind the wheel advised the officer the passenger in her car had been shot.

Charleston Police identified the victim as Zion Mitchell, 22, of Gastonia, North Carolina.

Officers say the shooting happened in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Washington Street West.

The victim told police he was meeting someone in the parking lot when an unknown person, wearing dark clothing, and a mask, approached the passenger side of the car and opened fire.

After multiple rounds hit the car, the woman driving Mitchell sped off and then flagged down the officer found close by.

The victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

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

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police are on the scene early Friday morning of a shooting on the city’s West Side, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

The incident was reported around midnight near the intersection of Stockton Street and Washington Street West.

Further details are unavailable now, but we’re working to get more information.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest.

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