Man charged following Kanawha County shooting

Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 12:40 PM EST
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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man has been charged following a shooting on November 9 in Sissonville, according to Kanawha County deputies.

David Anthony Walker, 43, of Charleston, appeared in magistrate court Monday.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a wooded area of Walker Drive in Sissonville that Wednesday around 5:43 p.m.

Deputies say the victim sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach.

The victim is considered to be in serious condition, but officials say his injuries are non-life-threatening. The victim did require emergency surgery, according to the criminal complaint.

Walker has been charged with wanton endangerment and being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm.

Officials say Walker admitted to accidentally shooting the victim. Walker told deputies he believed he was shooting at a deer.

According to the criminal complaint, Walker was convicted of operating a clandestine drug lab on July 6, 2010 and is a convicted felon and is not allowed to own firearms.

Further information has not been released.

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