Shooting still being investigated

ELKINS — Police are still investigating a shooting incident on Dent Street in which one man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound on Thursday evening.

“At approximately 6:24 p.m., officers of the Elkins Police Department responded to a house located at 11 Dent Street,” Elkins City Police Chief Travis Bennett said in a press release Friday.

“Upon arrival, officers secured the scene and learned that one male subject had suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound,” Bennett said. This victim was treated at Davis Medical Center before being transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital for further care.

Dent Street is located near Davis Medical Center and treatment of the gunshot wound victim prompted a lockdown of the hospital.

Officers obtained a warrant for the crime scene in order to gather evidence. Witnessess and other individuals with information pertaining to the incident are also being interviewed, the release states.

Later, a vehicle was located in Pocahontas County by the West Virginia State Police. The vehicle is believed to have been involved in the incident.

Investigations are ongoing and Bennett urges anyone with information about the incident to contact the Elkins Police Department at (304) 636-0678 or call 911.

Bennett thanked the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department, and the Elkins, Marlinton and Morgantown detachments of the State Police for their assistance with this investigation.


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