UPDATE | Father and son recovering after shooting

HUNTINGTON, W.Va --(WSAZ) UPDATE 3/12/19 @ 10 p.m.
The father who was shot on Prospect Street in Guyandotte Monday afternoon was back home Tuesday evening, but his son was still in the hospital recovering.

The father, Samuel Hart, didn't want to talk on camera, but he tells WSAZ he and his son had been on friendly terms with Houston Cook, the 18-year-old charged with shooting them.

Hart says Cook had been at his house playing video games, but later Hart noticed his gun was missing, and he suspected Cook had stolen it.

Hart says he went to confront Cook about it, but then Cook pulled out a gun and started firing, hitting both Hart and his son, Samuel Hart II, in their arms. Police say then Cook fled the scene.

The father says he feels lucky he and his son are alive.

The Cabell County Sheriff's Department and Barboursville police found Cook early Tuesday morning at a motel on U.S. 60 and arrested him.

Seth Thomas is a friend of the victims and was at their house when the shooting happened.

He says he ducked to avoid being shot, and then he put a tourniquet on the son's arm.

"I ain't gonna lie, it kind of (expletive deleted) me off that we have people out here who don't consider other people," Thomas said.



UPDATE 3/12/19 @ 3:40 a.m.
The man accused of shooting a father and son during an argument was arrested early Tuesday morning.

The Cabell County Sheriff's Dept. and Barboursville Police arrested Houston Cook at the Motel 6 in the 4600 block of Rt. 60.

Cook was booked into the Western Regional Jail about 2:30.

Huntington Police say Cook shot a father and son about 3:30 Monday afternoon on Prospect St. in the Guyandotte area.

The victims, Samuel Hart and Samuel Hart, II, were both taken to the hospital.

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UPDATE 3/11/19 @ 9:30 p.m.
Investigators are searching for a man who took off after a father and son were shot in Guyandotte Monday afternoon.

As the sound of gunshots rang through her neighborhood, Kelley Gue first thought she was hearing fireworks.

"We heard something hit the top of my truck," Gue said, "but right before that, we thought firecrackers were going off out back because we heard bam bam bam like 10 times."

Chief Hank Dial says an argument on Prospect Street turned violent, with father and son Samuel Hart and Samuel Hart II getting shot.

The chief says the suspect, 18-year-old Houston Cook, took off. The two victims were taken to the hospital.

"Any time you have gunfire in the middle of the street on a nice day in the middle of town, it's dangerous," Chief Dial said.

"Every time we get warm weather here in Guyandotte, it goes crazy," Gue said.

Gue says the shooting happened as she was waiting in her truck at the end of the street to pick up her grandson off the school bus.

"It makes me want to move," she said. "It makes me want to move really fast. I've been here 9 years. I don't want to raise my grandson around this stuff."

When asked whether more than one person may have fired shots during the incident, Dial said he's not commenting on that yet.

The suspect is wanted on charges of malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.



UPDATE 3/11/19 @ 4:30 p.m.
Investigators say they are searching for a suspect after a father and son were shot.

Huntington Police officers are on the lookout for Houston Cook, 18, of Huntington, after they say he shot a father and son during an argument.

Police say several witnesses were outside on Prospect street and saw the shooting happen around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The two victims have been taken to the hospital.

One grandmother says she was waiting at the bus stop nearby when she heard at least 10 gunshots ring out.

Cook is wanted for malicious wounding and wanton endangerment.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for any updates.

ORIGINAL STORY 3/11/19
Dispatchers say 2 people have been shot in Huntington Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened on Prospect street around 3:30 p.m.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Keep checking the WSAZ App and WSAZ.com for any updates.



 
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