UPDATE: Elkins Police release additional information on shooting at residence near Davis Medical Center


UPDATE (2/24/20 2:05 p.m.):

ELKINS, W.Va. – There are no new developments in the investigation of a shooting last Thursday on Dent Street in Elkins.

The investigation continues as Elkins Police conduct interviews, examine evidence and review surveillance videos, according to Chief T.C. Bennett.

“Once we have gathered all available evidence and formed the clearest possible picture of what occurred, we will decide what criminal charges to pursue,” said Bennett.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Elkins Police Department at 304-636-0678.

UPDATE (2/21/20 11:25 a.m.)

The Elkins Police Department has released additional information via a press release on the shooting at a residence in Elkins that sent one man to the hospital, and resulted in the Davis Medical Center being put on lockdown.

The release stated that on Thursday, at approximately 6:24 p.m., officers with the Elkins Police Department responded to a shooting at a house located on Dent Street in Elkins. Since the residence the shooting took place at was in close proximity to Davis Medical Center, the facility was placed on lockdown, according to police.

Officers said that upon arriving on scene, they secured the scene and learned that one man had suffered a non-threatening gunshot wound. Police said the victim was treated at Davis Medical Center, before being transferred to Ruby Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Officers obtained a search warrant for the crime scene in order to collect evidence pertaining to the incident, according to the release.

Police said investigators have been conducting interviews of witnesses and are currently attempting to locate others believed to have knowledge of the incident. The release stated a vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting was recovered by West Virginia State Police in Pocahontas County.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact the Elkins Police Department at (304)-636-0678, or by dialing 911.

In the release, Chief Bennett of the Elkins Police Department said “I would like to thank the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department, and the Elkins, Marlinton, and Morgantown detachments of the West Virginia State Police for their assistance with this investigation.”

ORIGINAL (2/20/20 11:59 p.m.)

Davis Medical Center has been locked down after a shooting incident Thursday evening near the hospital, according to a hospital employee.

According to Randolph County 911 officials, the incident occurred at 6:20 p.m. behind the Go-Mart on Railroad Avenue, near Davis Medical Center.

A hospital employee told 12 News that one person is being treated for a gunshot wound. The extent of that person’s injuries are unknown at this time.

Law enforcement is currently looking for a person of interest.

Stay with 12 News for more updates on this developing story.

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