UPDATE: Names released in Huntington triple shooting

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UPDATE 5/9/17 @ 10:10 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police have released the names of the three men shot last Friday.

Chief Joe Ciccarelli says Francis Williams, 31, of Chicago, Zachary Barnes, 20, of Huntington and a 17-year-old juvenile were shot in the area of 17th Street and Artisan Avenue on May 5.

One man was found in the 1700 block of 8th Avenue the other two men went to a local hospital.

Police say all three men appear to have non life-threatening injuries.

Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting.

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UPDATE 5/5/17 @ 5:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington police are investigating a triple shooting Friday evening and say it could be connected to another reported incident Friday morning.

The three men who were shot are all expected to be OK.

But Jhonda Page, a neighbor, tells WSAZ it feels like she lives in a war zone.

Her 2-year-old grandson was giving his trike a workout in the driveway under Page’s watchful eye.

"It's terrifying. We hear shots all the time in the neighborhood. You get desensitized to it," she said.

Page was at the doctor's when she got a message about gunshots heard about a block away. Her grandson and his cousin had been riding their bikes, watched by Page's mother.

"There's the moment you know your kid is outside, that's a little different. You feel helpless and you feel frightened."

Police said it happened at 17th Street and Artisan Avenue, a few minutes before noon.

One victim was picked up by paramedics a block away on 8th Avenue. The other two took themselves to a hospital.

Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli said it's likely all because of drugs.

"Every time we have one of these incidents, it's our greatest fear that some innocent person is struck by gunfire," he said.

More gunshots were fired earlier in the morning about four blocks away at 9th Avenue and 20th Street. Two vehicles were seen leaving the area with windows shot out.

Police aren't sure if they are connected, but they say tips from witnesses are key.

"It's critical,” Ciccarelli said. “This is their neighborhood. Nobody needs to put up with this kind of stuff."

Page doesn't want to put up with it, but isn't sure what can be done to stop it.

She's relieved that everyone is just fine this time, but scared to think what might happen next time.

“Oh I'm scared it could be me or a loved one, just that happen to be walking by, that happens to be the kids, riding their tricycles and something that has nothing to do with you and you're just there."

Her grandson keeps working those pedals under her supervision. In some ways, that's a bit frightening too.

"It's scary that the kids get used to it,” she said. “They hear it and they're not even scared. They just want to keep riding their bikes."

Police have not released any additional information, including the names of the victims and how they are doing, as well as any possible suspects. They said the victims are not cooperating.



UPDATE 5/5/17 @ 12:45 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say three people have been shot following a shooting in Huntington.

According to a release, three men were shot in the vicinity of 17th Street and Artisan Avenue.

One victim was found in the 1700 block of 8th Avenue the other two victims went to a local hospital.

Police say all three men appear to have non life-threatening injuries.

We have a crew at the scene.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 5/5/17
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Huntington Police are on the scene of a shooting.

Cabell County Dispatch says the shooting was reported just before noon in the area of 17th Street and Artisan Avenue.

Dispatch says one person has been shot.

No arrests have been made and no other details are available at this time.

We have a crew at the scene.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for the latest information.




 
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