Four juveniles charged after BB gun shootings on Charleston's West Side
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
Four juveniles have been charged after three separate BB gun shooting incidents on Charleston’s West Side.
Three males and one female between the ages of 15 and 16 were charged through juvenile petitions with battery, a news release from the Charleston Police Department said.
The incidents took place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The first incident involved a woman with special needs near Tennessee Avenue and Monongalia Street, the release said. The woman was shot in the neck area while walking near Goodwill.
The victim described the suspect vehicle as a gray car.
The second incident occurred in the 1500 block of Fourth Avenue near the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority bus garage. The adult male victim told police he was walking when an older silver Chevrolet Impala drove past him and a person in the car shot him in the back with a rifle style BB gun.
The victim told police the vehicle fled on Stockton Street toward Seventh Avenue.
A third incident occurred near Savory Drive and Woodward Drive. An adult male victim was shot by a BB gun in the chest area, the release said.
Police said they were while they were responding to the third incident, a male juvenile suspect was detained by officers near Washington Street West and North Hills Drive.
A silver Chevrolet Impala was found in the parking lot of a business on Seventh Avenue. Police found a Beretta air soft gun and a Powerline slingshot inside the car, the release said. After investigating, four juveniles were charged.
Police said the incidents appear to have been random.
None of the victims was seriously injured.