(07/17/2018)
KANAWHA SHOOTING - A man was shot Monday afternoon in Hernshaw during a drug deal, and a 17-year-old boy has been arrested, Kanawha County Sheriff's deputies say.

They say it happened in the parking lot of the Hernshaw Post Office as the victim was buying drugs. The man, who is 21, said he was sitting in his car at the time.

The man was taken to CAMC General with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and hand. His injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

One shot was fired into the vehicle, deputies say.

Investigators say the victim's dealer shot at him after a drug transaction. A passenger in the vehicle was not injured.

The 17-year-old boy has been charged with malicious wounding.

DUNBAR SHOOTING - A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened earlier this month near the Dollar General store in Dunbar, Kanawha County court records show.

Dennis Tarae Long, 30, of Dunbar, is charged with malicious wounding.

The shooting happened July 5.

Investigators say the victim was shot as he was riding his bike west on Ohio River while the victim was walking east on that same roadway. Five shots were fired altogether, according to evidence gathered at the scene and video surveillance.

The victim suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper thigh. He managed to ride his bike to the Dollar General in the 1400 block of Dunbar Avenue where medics were called.

Investigators say the shooting happened near Dunbar Intermediate School, and the suspect ran onto school property with a loaded firearm after it happened, including crossing a playground area.

Long was taken to the South Central Regional Jail. His bond is $50,000.

SHOOTING CROSS LANES - A man is hurt deputies say he was shot in Cross Lanes Sunday night.

Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office say the shooting happened at a home in Cross Lanes.

The victim was then brought in a personal car to Taco Bell where he met an ambulance.

Investigators say the man was shot in the arm and leg, but his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

That silver car had blood smeared on the driver's side door.


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