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Police investigate West Side shooting

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Police were combing Charleston's West Side for a shooting suspect on Saturday night.

Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatchers said a man was shot at 1406 2nd Ave. at 7:19 p.m.

The man was conscious and taken to CAMC General Hospital.

Police were searching for a suspect they described as a black male wearing dark colored clothing and glasses. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Police had closed Florida Street, near 1st Avenue and Kanawha Boulevard, to search for the suspect. Witnesses spotted the suspect running through the neighborhood shortly after the shooting.


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