UPDATE 9:10 a.m. 7/13/2020: Charleston Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened Sunday evening.
Police responded to a reported shooting at approximately 8 p.m., July 12, 2020 in the 1800 block of 7th Avenue. Officers say they found the male victim, identified as Lewis Myers, 36, of Charleston with a gunshot wound to the neck and leg.
Original reports had stated a woman had been shot, however, according to Chief of Detectives Lt. Tony Hazelett, a woman was at the scene, but was not shot.
The victim allegedly had a verbal altercation with the suspect, according to police. Officers say the suspect, identified as Joshua Burdette, 31, of Charleston, then allegedly produced a gun and fired several rounds at the victim.
Myers was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to police.
Police say they have obtained a warrant for malicious wounding on Joshua Burdette. Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro Communications at 304-348-8111 or the Criminal
Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Charleston Police are investigating after a shooting near 7th Ave. in Charleston on Sunday night.
According to officials with the Charleston Police Department, a woman was shot in the neck. The woman was taken to an area hospital. There is no word on her condition at this time.
The shooting happened just after 8 p.m. Sunday outside of a home on the corner of 7th Ave. and Rebecca St.
Charleston Police are still on scene investigating. There is no suspect in custody at this time.