(04/08/2019)
15 GUNSHOTS - Charleston police, West Virginia State Police, and Kanawha County deputies are investigating a drug-related shooting on the West Side of Charleston.

Investigators said two people were injured in the shooting in the 200 block of Florida Street at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Police said one person was shot in the face and the other was pistol whipped and grazed by a bullet. Their conditions have not been released at this time.

Police said drugs were found at the scene.

Police said there are multiple suspects in the shooting and all suspects have been detained.

Witnesses heard at least 15 gunshots.

Police said one of the bullets went into an elderly woman's home through a window. She was uninjured.

CAMC General has also been placed on lockdown because of a disturbance in the emergency room related to the shooting.

Police said this shooting is not connected to a fatal shooting that happened early Saturday morning on the West Side.

HOME INVASION - The Fayette County Sheriff’s office says a man has been charged with burglary and battery of a police officer.

According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, John David Backus of Mt. Nebo was attempting to break-in to a home in Dixie early Saturday morning when the homeowner was alerted and held Backus at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Several members inside the home escaped from a window and went to a neighbor’s house.

After deputies arrived they say Backus bit one deputy and punched another. Neither deputy was seriously injured.

He is now charged with Burglary and two counts of battery of a police officer.


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