One injured in Lincoln County shooting

One injured in Lincoln County shooting
One injured in Lincoln County shooting(WSAZ)
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 3:52 PM EDT
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LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - An investigation is underway after a man was shot in Lincoln County, West Virginia, according to Lincoln County Emergency Services.

Allen Holder, the Lincoln County Emergency Services Director, tells WSAZ the shooting happened in the 300 block of Tom’s Fork Road in the Alum Creek area just before 10:30 a.m.

“Lincoln County 911 Center received a call for assistance at 10:20 this morning,” he said. “And the female caller indicated that somebody had been shot. Apparently, it was an altercation there between people that knew each other.”

West Virginia State Police say the victim the 27-year-old male victim was shot with a .22 caliber long gun.

Holder said the victim walked away from where the shooting took place and made it to a nearby gas station for help.

A man stopping by the station, Al Hammad, said he saw the victim as he was waiting for the ambulance and spoke to him as well.

“I saw a guy who has been shot and he was with his mom and with a little girl,” he said. “They want to call the ambulance to come and to get him to the hospital to check what’s going on with him.”

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to the Lincoln County Emergency Services.

Lincoln County Emergency Service believes the incident is isolated.

West Virginia State Police says this is an ongoing investigation.

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