(05/17/2016)
CHARLESTON SHOOTINGS - Charleston police have released the names of two men injured in a shooting on Charleston's West Side on Sunday night.

James Howell, 37, of Detroit, was shot in the hip while he was in a vehicle, according to Lt. Steve Cooper. James Shaw, 37, was shot in the ankle while in the same vehicle. Cooper wasn't sure where Shaw was from but said he has an out-of-state Social Security number.

Cooper said the victims provided "vague" information about what happened, and there were no other witnesses.

STABBING OVER WOMAN - According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia State Police, they are investigating after an apparent stabbing in the Cravensdale area Sunday night.

Officials say two men were allegedly fighting about a woman, when one of them was stabbed in the leg or groin area.

The victim's injuries were minor, but both men were taken to the hospital.

There is no word on if any charges will be filed.

MORGANTOWN ROBBERY - According to a press release form the Morgantown Police Department, officers were called to the Little General Store for a robbery, and were told the suspect was armed with a gun.

Officers arrived on scene and identified the suspect as 27-year-old Todd M Houston of Morgantown.

Houston was being held by a witness and a store employee.

CHARLESTON MURDER AND SHOOTINGS - Charleston police are searching for a man they said is armed and extremely dangerous in connection to Saturday's deadly shooting at Boondock's Bar on Charleston's West Side.

Darnell "Pops A Lot" Strong is wanted by the Charleston Police Department for wanton endangerment and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, charges that stem from Saturday's shooting.

Lt. Steve Cooper said an altercation broke out at Boondocks Bar on the West Side of Charleston at about 2 a.m. Saturday and numerous rounds were fireD inside and outside the bar.

Jamaine Sutton, 32, of Dunbar was killed.

Copper said at least three others were injured and were taken to CAMC General Hospital. He said one of the victims had about seven gunshots wounds, but his injuries are not expected to be life threatening.

Cooper said the two groups involved had gotten into a fight at a party in Charleston earlier in the night and had been kicked out and then made their way to Boondocks.

Charleston police arrived on scene soon after the shooting and quickly detained several people for interviews. Cooper said a vehicle fled the scene, but was quickly stopped by police. Inside the vehicle were three victims who were trying to get to the hospital.

Cooper said the investigation will continue, looking through surveillance video gathered from the area. Cooper said multiple guns were found at and near the scene, but did not have an exact number at this time.


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