UPDATE: April 25, 2023, 6:40 P.M| BECKLEY, WV (WVNS)– One person is dead following the shooting on Sheridan Avenue in Beckley.
In a release from the Beckley Police Department, 26-year-old Lashawn Deondre Shelton died from his injuries on April 25, 2023.
Shelton was taken to a Charleston-area hospital following the shooting on April 22nd.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Beckley Police Department Detective Bureau at 304-256-1720.
UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Deputy Chief Dave Allard with the Beckley P.D. has released new information regarding the shooting in Beckley Saturday night.
According to a press release, on Saturday, April 22, 2023, Beckley P.D. officers responded to a report of shots being fired on Sheridan Avenue, near 7th Street.
When the officers arrived on scene, they discovered two cars that had crashed into each other. Police found three gunshot victims, all black males, on the ground outside of the car.
The other car was left empty when police arrived, but witnesses say three black males were seen running from the scene before officers arrived.
Police recovered multiple guns and approximately 100 fired bullet casings scattered around the cars and the street.
Deputy Chief Allard said evidence suggests that people in both cars were firing shots into the other vehicle.
The three gunshot victims found at the scene were taken to a local hospital. One victim, a 26-year-old man, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The other two victims, ages 23 and 26, were taken to a Charleston area hospital where they remain in critical condition.
Deputy Chief Allard said detectives are investigating the possibility that this shooting is directly related to the death of Malique Medley, who was killed in a shooting two blocks away on Thursday, April 20.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Beckley Police Department or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia. Cash rewards may be paid for information leading to an arrest.
BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) – Police say an investigation is underway following a Saturday night shooting in Beckley.
Deputy Chief Dave Allard with the Beckley Police confirms police responded to a shooting at the corner of 7th Street and Sheridan Avenue, in Beckley’s East Park neighborhood.
Thursday night, another man was shot and killed in the same community, just two blocks away from Saturday night’s shooting.
This incident marks the third instance of gun violence in the Beckley area in just five days.
Stay with 59News for more updates regarding the shooting as they become available.