UPDATE: Suspect identified in Charleston shooting

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – Two people are injured after a shooting on Charleston’s West Side.

According to police, the shooting occurred just before 5:30 p.m in an alley off of Florida Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue on the West Side of Charleston.

According to police, one person was shot in the face, and another was pistol-whipped and grazed by a bullet. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Police say 12 to 15 shots were fired, and one shot went into an innocent bystander’s residence. No injuries were reported.

Police say the altercation appears to have begun with a marijuana drug deal. CPD arrested and charged John Austin Miller, 22 with malicious wounding, wanton endangerment, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, prohibited person in possession of a concealed firearm, shooting within 500 feet of a school, and possession with intent to deliver. 

Police stopped Miller with a gun and marijuana after the crime.

Two people were injured during the incident and were transported to the hospital for treatment. One person was in the company of Miller and sustained a laceration to his head as a result of being pistol-whipped.  He has been released from the hospital.  A second person sustained a gunshot wound to the face and is still in the hospital. Miller has been charged with shooting him. 

Charleston Police, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police, and the Kanawha County EMS responded to the scene.

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