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Suspect in custody after fatal shooting in Huntington

Huntington police have responded to a fatal shooting . Cabell County dispatchers say it happened about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of 16 Street near a gas station. (WCHS/WVAH)

A suspect is in custody after one person died after a shooting near a Huntington gas station.

Cabell County dispatchers said the shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of 16 Street near a gas station, the Huntington Mart.

Cabell County Schools issued a lock down for Southside Elementary School and Huntington Middle School while police activity was present in the area, but the lock downs have been lifted.

Marshall University Alerts sent a warning to students of the shooting, saying police are on the scene searching for a suspect and to avoid the area.

This marks the 18th homicide in Huntington this year. Police have responded to at least three shootings in the city this week.

A news conference is scheduled for 4 p.m. today to address public safety concerns in the city.

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