|4-YEAR-OLD SHOT -
Police in West Virginia say a 4-year-old girl has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound.|
Media outlets report the shooting happened Saturday night at a home in Martinsburg.
Martinsburg police say in a news release it appears the girl and another child found the gun in the home. A juvenile fired the gun, striking the girl.
The statement says the girl was taken to Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg before being transferred to an out-of-state hospital, where her condition was stable.
The shooting remains under investigation.
NIGHT CLUB SHOOTINGS — Charleston police are searching for the suspect in an early morning shooting that left two people injured.
Michelle Dunlap, 41, of Charleston was shot in the leg and abdomen and Terrance Reeves, 27, of Charleston was shot in the leg at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the area of Chuck City Lounge, according to Charleston police. Neither of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
According to the police, the victims said there had been a fight inside Chuck City Lounge and when they exited they heard gunfire coming from the front of the lounge, possibly coming from the parking lot across the street.
BURNED BODY - Authorities in Fayette County say a body was found inside a burned out car after the blaze was put out.
According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, about 4:15 Sunday afternoon, the 911 Center notified law enforcement of a vehicle on fire on Plum Orchard Lake Road. That notification included the possibility of a body inside that vehicle.
After the fire was put out, a body was indeed found inside the vehicle.
Sheriff Fridley says no other details can be released at this time.
ST. ALBANS STABBING - A man is facing multiple charges after he is accused of breaking into a St. Albans home early Saturday morning and stabbing the homeowner.
Victor James Hoffman, 47, is charged with burglary, robbery, and assault during the commission of a felony, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said Hoffman forced his way into a home in St. Albans, stabbed the homeowner, and demanded money.
The homeowner told deputies he had no money and Hoffman left, according to the release. The homeowner identified Hoffman to deputies.
Deputies spotted Hoffman at the intersection of Winfield Road and Swan’s Lane. The release said when deputies tried to speak with Hoffman, he became confrontational and demanded the deputy shoot him.
According to the release, Hoffman refused to comply with instruction and kept his hand in his pocket as if he had a weapon. The release said the deputy was forced to shoot Hoffman with “bean bag” rounds. Hoffman then complied and was taken into custody.
Hoffman is being held in the South Central Regional Jail.
The homeowner was taken to CAMC General to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
LINCOLN ARMED ROBBERY - West Virginia State Police out of Lincoln County say they’re looking for two people in connection with an armed robbery, wanton endangerment, and grand larceny auto among other charges.
State Police say they’re looking for Jeffery Lee Turley and Rebecca Sue Ball.
State Police say the pair stole a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker with WV Registration DWG790. That vehicle may be displaying “frequent stop” mail carrier placards.
KINGWOOD ROBBERY - Kingwood Police arrested a man they said robbed a store on Pleasantdale Road.
David Wilhelm, 33, of Kingwood, went into the Tobbaco Den store on March 6 and demanded money from the female cashier while armed with a knife, police said.
Police said Wilhelm swung the knife at the cashier.
After a brief struggle with the cashier, Wilhelm gave up on his attempt to get money from the cash register, police said. Wilhelm then took a carton of Marlboro Black cigarettes and left the store.
He was arrested after viewing video survielence.
Police said the cashier described Wilhelm as wearing a hoodie, sunglasses and a bandana in an attempt to conceal his identity.