(03/14/2011)
Shots fired into West Side home; four injured

By Zac Taylor
wvgazette.com

CHARLESTON - Several men fired shots into a West Side home Sunday morning, injuring four people but causing no deaths, police said.

At around 4:30 a.m., men believed to be from Detroit, sprayed bullets into a home on the 1400 block of Madison Street where several people were having a party, Charleston Police Lt. Steve Cooper said.

The Detroit men apparently had an argument earlier with several other men from Charleston and threatened to drive over to the Madison Street residence and "shoot up the place," according to a police department news release.

The shots penetrated the walls of the home, injuring three women and one man inside. It's not clear whether the shooters were driving by the party when they fired their guns, or standing outside of the home, Cooper said. Investigators believe the men used handguns.

One of the victims was taken to the intensive care unit at CAMC General Hospital, but all four are expected to recover, Cooper said.

Police have identified eight "persons of interest" in connection with the incident but had not named any suspects or made any arrests as of late Sunday afternoon. Tyrese Phillips, 24, Brian Terry, 25, Charles D. Williams III, 28, Jamar Adams, 22, Kenyoda Holmes, 20, Michael M. Johnson, 20, Reno Walls, 19, and Trey Avery Davis, 22, were all named. All are believed to be from Detroit ...

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