SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — A woman is detained after shooting another woman inside the Riverwalk Plaza Kroger after an argument, according to the South Charleston Police Department.
Metro 911 officials say the call came in around 11:04 a.m. on Sunday.
A criminal complaint says the shooting started as a physical fight between three people, including the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Lydia Spencer. Once the fight was broken up, the complaint says Spencer pulled out a revolver and shot one of the women in the back.
The South Charleston Police Department says the victim and Spencer knew each other prior to the shooting. The extent of the victim’s injuries is unknown at this time.
The complaint for Spencer says she was detained at the nearby Krispy Kreme. Spencer told officers that the other woman jumped her.
Spencer is being held in the South Central Regional Jail on a $250,000 cash-only bond, according to the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The South Charleston Police Department says she is being charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment.
The South Charleston Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, the West Virginia State Police, the South Charleston Fire Department and medical personnel responded to the shooting.
The South Charleston Kroger has since reopened.