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One person has been transported to a local hospital after a reported shooting in Institute.|
Officials with the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
The victim told deputies he was at an apartment complex near his home away when someone jumped him and tried to take his cell phone and as he ran away, he was shot in the back.
Deputies said the victim was found bleeding in his bed at his home with an apparent gunshot wound to the back.
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The victim, identified as Stephen White II, told police he was near railroad tracks at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 12th Street when he heard someone yell “Hey.”
It happened around 10:20 p.m., interim Huntington Police Chief Hank Dial said.
White said he turned and saw a man standing on the south side of 8th Avenue, wearing a red hoodie and black pants.
White told police he ignored the man and kept walking when the man yelled at him again. He said he made a gesture, waving the man away, when he saw a muzzle flash and heard a gunshot.
According to White’s statement to police, he ran east and noticed he had been shot in the left forearm. He notified family members who drove him to Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Investigating officers found a .22-caliber shell casing at the scene where White said he was shot.