HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Police in Huntington continue to search for a suspect in Tuesday night’s shooting even though they continue to get little cooperation from the victims involved.

The shooting took place around 8:45 p.m. at Northcott Court complex along Hal Greer Boulevard.

Police said six people were shot during some type of altercation among a group of people loitering in the courtyard area adjacent to the Northcott Court Community Center.

Five of the victims showed up a Cabell Huntington Hospital. Another was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center after being found by police on the porch of apartment 31.

Police said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. The victims all suffered gunshot wounds to their lower extremities.

The victims have been identified as Andre Maurice Branch, 36, of Huntington, Jamal R. Tubbs, 21, of Huntington, Dwitght McVernon Green, 23, of Huntington, Semaj Markes Leondre Figg, 22, of Huntington, Jayron Antonio Washington, 19, of Huntington, and Maurice LaVelle Miller Jr., 23, of Columbus.

Police said Tubbs and Branch are the only ones who remain hospitalized.

Huntington Police said five of the victims ran to the Huntington Mart Gas and Convenience Store in the 1100-block of Hal Greer Boulevard after the shots were fired.

Officers said surveillance footage taken from the store shows the victims going into the business, moving around the grocery and bathroom areas, as well as walking outside to the back of the store.

During the initial investigation, police said they found multiple shell casings and two guns, which were both stolen. One gun was found at Northcott Court while the second one was located behind the store.

Officers also found a significant amount of crack cocaine inside the store’s bathroom.

Police said the victims are not cooperating with detectives at this time.

Detectives are currently reviewing video footage and canvassing the area for additional information and evidence. Anyone with information should call the Huntington Police Department tipline at 304-696-4444.

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Comments

  • WVIRGINIAN FOR LIFE

    Time to bulldoze that entire complex.

  • Joe

    Herald-Dispatch just reported still nocooperation from the "victims", and that each victim has a criminal record. What a welfare infested hellhole that housing complex must be.

  • mualumn#39

    This is the same city a few years ago where there was a triple murder (young people/drugs in the same area) that the police couldn't solve the murders. If the community doesn't help and you know it then take the initiative to get involved yourself! CMON MAN!

  • Joe

    I do. Why weren't some of the victims arrested with what was found in the bathroom?

    Hard to tell whose worse....the perps or the so-called victims.

    I feel so bad for that Maryland business owner who announced he is starting a location in Huntington yesterday. Well sir, welcome to the jungle.

    • billriley

      It is who is not whose. If they were white would you still use the jungle reference?

  • wvman75

    I have nothing to add.