UPDATE (12:33 p.m. on Friday, October 8): According to Charleston Police, units responded to the 300 block of Hunt Avenue at around 1:35 a.m. on Friday morning. They found a victim lying on the sidewalk who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The Charleston Fire Department tried to revive 26-year-old Bria Nicole White, of Charleston, but they were unsuccessful. She ended up dying from her wounds.
Police say that witnesses heard a loud argument coming from outside and then heard several gunshots. They then saw a person wearing dark clothing run east on Grant Street.
Then, at 8:00 a.m. the same morning, units found another woman, 22-year-old Kytiana Belcher, of Charleston, dead from gunshot wounds in the back yard of a home on the 1,000 of Grant Street.
Police say that the two shootings are related and that the two women were in a romantic relationship and lived together. They are calling this a double homicide investigation.
Anyone with information that could help this investigation is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications at 304-348-8111.
UPDATE (9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 8): Charleston Police confirm that two women were shot to death on Charleston’s West Side early Friday morning.
According to Chief of Detectives Lieutenant Tony Hazelett, police and EMS found a female victim on the sidewalk of the 300 block of Hunt Avenue in Charleston. EMS tried to revive the victim but she died on the scene.
Another woman was found dead around 8:00 a.m. in the 1,000 block of Grant Street. Police believe that the two shootings are related and that the second woman ran from the shooter, which is why she was found in a different location.
Police are investigating these shootings as a double homicide. They say that the community is not in danger.
Here’s what we know:— Lily Bradley (@lbradleyTV) October 8, 2021
▪️2 female victims
▪️ appears to be one big incident
▪️ suspect ran, police still looking
Anyone with information is asked to call police — especially if you have a camera on your home, near the corner of Grant St. and Hunt Ave. on the city’s West Side.
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—Metro confirms that a person was found shot to death on Charleston’s West Side.
The shot person was found around 8:09 a.m. on Friday, October 8, 2021 in the 1,000 block of Grant Street in Charleston. This is very close to another shooting that was reported earlier the same morning.
13 News has a crew on the scene and will update this report with any new information.