UPDATE: Person of interest sought after woman wounded in Huntington shooting

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Police are looking for a Parkersburg woman in connection with an early morning shooting in Cabell County.

According to the Huntington Police Department, Meagan Hope Crihfield, 33, of Parkersburg, has been charged with one count of malicious or unlawful assault and five counts of wanton endangerment after a shooting sent another woman to the hospital.

Police say they responded to a shooting incident around 1:16 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1 in the 800 block of 8th Street in Huntington. They say at the time, they did not find any victims but learned through the investigation Chaineasha Bailey, 26, of Huntington was struck by gunfire and taken to a local hospital by an involved party. She is in stable condition, according to police.

According to the HPD, a person of interest fled the scene in a maroon Chrysler 200. After police dispatched a notification to be on the lookout for the vehicle, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department contacted Cabell County 911 in reference to the vehicle. They said deputies had stopped the Chrysler on I-77 and obtained information on the people inside but did not have enough information to make an arrest at the time of the stop.


HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) – Huntington police are investigating after a shooting that happened just after midnight.

Dispatchers confirm the shooting happened in the 800 block of 8th Avenue.

According to Huntington Police, when they got on scene they did not find any victims. Police say they received a call later from Cabell Huntington Hospital that a person had come into the ER with a gunshot wound.

Police say 26-year-old Chayneasha Bailey arrived at the Cabell Huntington Hospital after being shot. She is currently listed in stable condition.

This is a developing story, and we will continue to update it on WOWKTV.com, the WOWK 13 News App, and on 13 News on air.

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