UPDATE: (5:09 P.M. Aug. 5, 2022) – The Charleston Police Department has identified a man critically shot on Charleston’s West Side.
According to CPD, when officers arrived on the scene at Hunt Avenue and 6th Street, they found the victim, identified as 42-year-old James Hambrick, with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers say he was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Officers say they were told by witnesses that Hambrick was leaving an apartment on 6th street when two vehicles pulled up and the occupants and Hambrick allegedly began “exchanging words.”
According to CPD, witnesses say the occupants then pulled out firearms and began to shoot at Hambrick, striking him in the head.
Officers say they stopped two vehicles near the scene and five occupants were detained for further investigation.
The incident remains under investigation by the Charleston Police Department.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Authorities are on the scene of a reported shooting on Charleston’s West Side.
According to Metro 911 dispatchers, the call came in at approximately 2:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 in the 500 block of Hunt Avenue and 6th Street.
Charleston Police say one person was shot in the head and taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Authorities say multiple shots were fired but no other injuries were reported. According to police, a vehicle was also struck by gunfire, but there is no threat to the community.
CPD says multiple people have been detained, but no arrests have been made at this time.
WOWK 13 News has a crew on scene and will bring you more details as they become available.