Man shot in the face, life-flighted to hospital

West Virginia

A man was life-flighted to a hospital after being shot in the face.

According to West Virginia State Police, at around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Calhoun County 911 received a call that a man with a gunshot wound drove himself to Minnie Hamilton Hospital in Grantsville.

State Police responded to the hospital and spoke with the victim. The victim advised that he was outside of his garage located on the 2600 block of Backfork Road in the Big Springs area of Calhoun County working on a vehicle when the suspect shot him from behind.

The victim received a gunshot wound to his face.

The victim was life-flighted to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, but it is believed have non-life threatening injuries.

The pistol that was reportedly used has in the crime has been recovered.

The suspect fled the scene in a Jeep Wrangler belonging to his grandfather, and a BOLO, or ‘Be on the Lookout’ for the vehicle has been given out to surrounding counties.

The suspect has not been located at this time. He is described as being 6’2″ tall, weighing 180 pounds and has hazel eyes.

A warrant for the suspect for attempted murder will be obtained in Calhoun County.

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