Man shot in Charleston mall parking garage

CHARLESTON, W.Va. A man was shot in a parking garage at Town Center Mall in Charleston Wednesday afternoon.

Charleston Chief of Detectives Lt. Steve Cooper said Tevon Spencer, 22, of NY, was shot once. He suffered wounds to his arm and stomach, but his injuries were minor enough that he drove himself to St. Francis hospital. Cooper said that Spencer has a history of being the victim to gun violence, also being shot on Delaware Avenue in January.

Police say the shooting victim drove himself to St. Francis Hospital.
Police say the shooting victim drove himself to St. Francis Hospital.

“We have met him once before and that’s when he was shot this past January,” Cooper said. “Both times that he was shot he has no idea who shot him or why anyone would want to shoot him.”

The shooting took place in the Lee Street parking garage of the mall at around 2:30 p.m. Police closed the first level of the garage but the other levels remained open. The mall also stayed open. Cooper described three black males as the suspects, but knew no other information as of yet. He said police were sure that they recovered Spencer’s car.

“We know it’s his car because there’s blood in it, and there’s bullet holes on both sides,” he said. “Some are new bullet holes and some are old bullet holes.”

Cooper insisted that Spencer wasn’t conducting “any legitimate business at the mall”, and that the Town Center Mall remains one of the safest venues in Charleston.

Police released surveillance video from the parking garage Wednesday evening.

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