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Shots fired at house on West Side

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston police are looking for someone who shot at a house on the city's West Side on Thursday.

Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department said a man was in his home in the 400 block of Elm Street at about 8:45 p.m. when he heard a gunshot and a bullet crashed through his window. Hazelett said the man hit the floor as two more shots came through the door.

Police who arrived on the scene also found the passenger-side window of a van at the house also shattered by gunfire.

Hazelett said witnesses reported seeing a black man in dark clothing running away from the area at the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480.


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