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.