CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A man is recovering from a gunshot wound from early Monday morning and now police believe his shooting is tied to a murder on the west side from earlier this month.

Authorities say David Evans, 30, of Charleston, was shot in the area of 6th Street around 12:30 a.m. Monday. According to Charleston Police Evans and a female acquaintance were walking from the Go-Mart on West Washington Street when gunfire range out.

“Officers arrived and about 12 shell casings were located,” said Lt. Autumn Davis of the Charleston Police. “At this point Mr. Davis is in stable condition, no arrests have been made and detectives continue to work on the case.”

Police believe the shooting is tied to the April 6th shooting death of Ronald Seawright Jr. Seawright was shot on Maryland Avenue outside of his apartment building as he was moving out. Charged in the shouting is Gerard Spencer, 35. Spencer remains at large and police now believe he has fled the area and may be somewhere in New York.

“We do believe the two incidents are related,” said Davis. “But at this point don’t want to jeopardize the investigation by releasing any more information on that.”

Police say two vehicles which were not involved in the Monday incident were damaged by stray gunshots.