UPDATE | Vigil held for Huntington shooting victim

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 9/26/19 @ 10 p.m.
Dozens of friends and family members of the victim of a fatal shooting held a vigil Thursday night at the site where he was killed.

Dozens of friends and family members of Sontezz Lomax held a vigil at the site where he was killed in downtown Huntington, West Virginia.

Loved ones lit candles outside the Lantern bar on 4th Avenue in downtown Huntington where 39-year-old Sontezz Lomax died early last Saturday morning.

"They just took him away like he was nothing," Lomax's aunt Tracie Mabry said.

Relatives say Lomax had a good heart, loved his kids, and was outgoing.

"He would help people in the community when they were hungry," his aunt said. "He would feed them."

"He was a very beautiful guy," Lomax's cousin Ceairea Mabry said. "He was a riot. Everywhere we went, we had fun."

Lomax's son and daughter were at the vigil. Relatives say it's heartbreaking they've been robbed of growing up with their dad.

No arrests have been made.

"Whenever this person is caught, it's still going to be difficult knowing our cousin was killed," Ceairea said.

"If anyone knows anything, come forward," Tracie said.



UPDATE 9/21/19 @ 7:27 a.m.
Huntington Police say one man is dead and another is injured after a shooting in front of The Lantern bar in the 800 block of 4th Avenue early Saturday morning.

Police say Sontezz Lomax, 39, died at the scene. He is from Charleston but has lived in Huntington in the past.

The wounded person has non-life-threatening injuries possibly caused by flying debris, police said.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Forensic Investigation Unit are on scene and investigating.

No arrests have been made.



ORIGINAL STORY 9/21/19
Shots were fired at a bar early Saturday morning in downtown Huntington, Huntington Police said.

Huntington Police, Huntington Fire and Cabell EMS were on the scene outside of The Lantern.

The shots fired was reported around 2:50 Saturday morning. No word on any injuries.

The 800 block of 4th Avenue is closed as police investigate.

Huntington Police said no arrests have been made at this time.