UPDATE (Feb. 19, 2023, 8:50 p.m.): Charleston Police Department (CPD) says it identified the woman who died in a shooting on Grant Street, and authorities are now looking for the suspect.

Police say the woman was Julia Nell Wickline, 40, of Charleston.

Police say the incident happened on Sunday at about 3:05 p.m. Officers arrived and found the victim with a gunshot wound while she was on the porch, CPD says,

Charleston Fire Department tried to save the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, CPD says.

According to police, the woman was seen sitting on the porch while talking on her cell phone. A man then approached the victim and “exchanged words” with her, according to authorities.

The suspect was allegedly a black man in all-black clothing, according to police, and he was witnessed walking west on Grant Street until the intersection of Russel and Grant streets.

Police say that moments later the man approached the victim and shot her multiple times. He then allegedly fled on foot in the north direction of Russel Street.

Anyone with information should call CPD’s Criminal Investigation Division at (304) 348-6480
or Metro 911 at 304-348-8111.

UPDATE (Feb. 19, 2023, 3:55 p.m.): Charleston Police Department confirms the shooting on Grant Street was a murder.

The victim was a woman, CPD says.

No one is in custody at this time, according to CPD.

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Metro 911 says law enforcement is responding to a call about shots fired in Charleston, West Virginia.

The incident occurred within the 1000 block of Grant Street around 3:05 p.m., according to dispatchers.

Charleston police and fire departments are on the scene investigating, dispatchers say.

There is no other information at this time. 13 News is reaching out to Charleston Police Department for more information.