Man shot in the arm after South Charleston home invasion

Police say one person was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound after a home invasion in South Charleston. (WCHS/WVAH)

A man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound after a home invasion early Tuesday in South Charleston.

Julius Carter, 34 of South Charleston was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound to the arm.

The home invasion occurred at an apartment in the 500 block of E Street just after midnight Tuesday.

South Charleston police said Carter, who lived at the residence, told them at least two unknown black males broke through the front door of the residence for unknown reasons. Once inside, one of the suspects fired a shot from a gun, striking Carter in the arm, police said. Carter and another witness reported several more shots being fired before the suspects fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction, according to a news release from the South Charleston Police Department.

A sheriff’s K9 unit was brought in to help officers search for the suspect.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the South Charleston Police Department Detective Bureau at 304-744-5951.

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