Charleston woman killed, child wounded in Friday shooting

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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12: According to the Chief of the Charleston Police Department, the 3-year-old victim was released from the hospital on Sunday and is now resting at home.

UPDATE: 12:30 AM – Charleston Police have made an arrest after a woman was shot and killed, and her 3-year old shot, Friday evening.

According to Lt. Tony Hazelett, 46-year-old Dorian VaShawn Clark of Charleston, approached 22-year-old Chastanay Joseph and her daughter in the roadway of the Vista View Apartment Complex, and began shooting in their direction.

Police say Clark, continued to shoot at the victims as he walked towards them. The 3-year-old was able to separate herself from her mother during the shooting. Clark fled the scene in a silver Volvo sedan.

Both victims were transported to a local hospital by the Charleston Fire Department. Joseph was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her daughter is in stable condition.

The silver Volvo was found unoccupied shortly after the shooting, along Piedmont Road.

It was first reported that the shooting appeared to be domestic related. However, after further investigation, police say Joseph had been involved in multiple altercations with an associate of the suspect.

A warrant was obtained for 1st Degree Murder and Malicious Wounding for Dorian Clark. 

Stay with WOWK for the latest.


UPDATE – A woman is dead after being shot several times at the Vista view Apartments along Renaissance Circle in Charleston.

According to Charleston Police, a 3-year-old was also shot in the stomach, but the injury appears to be non-life-threatening. We are told the female victim, 22 year old Chastanay Josephand the child are related.

Police are now searching for the shooter believed to be driving a silver Volvo. They say the incident appears to be domestic.


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—According to Kanawha County Dispatch, Charleston Police are responding to a shooting in Kanawha County.

Vista View Apartments

A female was reportedly shot at the Vista View Apartments along Renaissance Circle just before 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

There is no word on the victim’s condition or if there is anyone in custody at this time.

Charleston Police are handling the investigation.

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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