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Huntington Police Identify 21st homicide victim of 2017

Huntington is one of America's deadliest cities

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - UPDATE (12/18/17 4:00 PM):

A man who was fatally shot at around 1:30 AM of Thursday, December 14th, 2017 inside a residence on 25th Street has been identified by Huntington Police detectives.

Lloyd David Foster, 35, who was originally from Michigan, was found deceased when officers responded to the scene after hearing gunshots while investigating a separate incident nearby. Foster died of multiple gunshot wounds.

A green Buick Rendezvous was seen leaving the scene immediately after shots were fired.

Anyone with information about this incident is advised to call 911 or the Huntington Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

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ORIGINAL:

Thursday morning, just after 1:30AM, Huntington had its 21st homicide of 2017.

Police say the shooting happened inside the 800 block of 25th street which is near the intersection of 9th avenue.  The male victim was never transported to the hospital and died inside.  Police do not have a suspect at this time.

The numbers are staggering this week.  Five shootings have resulted in six people shot and three of those are now dead.  Overnight, three people were shot within three hours.

Huntington now has the 3rd highest murder rate, per capita, with St. Louis and Baltimore taking the first and second place on that list.  Below Huntington, on the list, are Cleveland and New Orleans at fourth and fifth place.


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