UPDATE: (2:45 P.M. Oct. 26, 2022) – Huntington police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot in Huntington Tuesday night.

Police are asking anyone who may have information relating to the incident or who may have caught part of the incident or the fleeing suspect on security footage to contact the HPD at 304-696-4420 ext. 1066 or anonymously at 304-696-4444.

According to HPD, the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue. Police say the victim, only identified as a 31-year-old Huntington man, was shot once in the side of his torso and was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the victim was able to give a statement to investigators and said while on the way to his parked vehicle, he “encountered an unknown Black man” who pulled out a firearm and shot him. According to the HPD, the victim told police he was also armed and shot his own firearm at the suspect who fled the scene.

Police say through the investigation, they found the suspect dropped an AR-15 style pistol.

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — A shooting with one victim is being reported near the Speedway on 6th Avenue in Huntington, according to dispatchers.

Cabell County dispatchers say the call came in around 9:45 p.m.

They say there is one victim but their condition is unknown at this time.

The Huntington Police Department is on the scene.