Woman, dog shot on Charleston’s West Side; suspect wanted

Suspect wanted after woman and dog shot in Charleston
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 12:22 PM EDT
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UPDATE 9/30/22 @ 3:55 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Charleston Police have identified a suspect wanted in a shooting that left a woman and her dog critically injured Friday on the city’s West Side.

Gregory Ray, 35, of Charleston, is the man wanted in connection with the incident that happened around noon in the 1300 block of Seventh Avenue.

Suspect named in shooting that left woman and dog critically injured
Suspect named in shooting that left woman and dog critically injured(Charleston Police Department)
Charleston Police respond to a shooting on the city's west side Friday, September 30.
Charleston Police respond to a shooting on the city's west side Friday, September 30.(WSAZ)

Police say the 28-year-old woman was shot in the chest. She and her dog are both in critical but stable condition. The woman was shot in the chest.

One neighbor who lives a couple of homes away, Jim Roberts, said he was home when the shooting happened.

“I heard a couple of gunshots,” he said. “Within two minutes, I heard the sirens and all of a sudden the police were coming up the road and they all stopped two houses down from me.”

Anyone with information about Ray or the incident is asked to call CPD officers at 304-348-6400.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

ORIGINAL STORY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A woman and a dog were shot Friday afternoon on Charleston’s West Side, Charleston Police confirm.

The shooting was reported in the 1300 block of Seventh Avenue, dispatchers say.

A Charleston humane officer has taken the injured dog, officials say.

Schools in the west side neighborhood are under a lockdown order.

No other information has been released.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information

Charleston Police respond to a shooting on the city's west side Friday, September 30.
Charleston Police respond to a shooting on the city's west side Friday, September 30.(WSAZ)