BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — 1:30 p.m. July 16, 2020 UPDATE: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 was a busy night for police in Beckley. They spent the hours between 9 p.m. and Midnight investigating several cases of gunfire.
There were four incidents reported. Two were in the 100 block of Dock Street, one in the 200 block of Plumley Ave and one near the Hargrove Street Apartments.
Witnesses told officers a black car drove by the Hargrove Apartments and a man fired several shots. Investigators found shell casings but there was no property damage or injuries reported.
No evidence or witnesses were found when officers checked along Plumley Avenue. However when they went to Dock Street there was a person who was injured.
Investigating officers said a 29-year-old man was hit by gunfire in the legs. A vehicle was found blocking the roadway at the intersection of Brooks and Dock Streets. There was no license plate attached but there was an expired New Jersey inspection sticker.
During a search of the vehicle, investigators discovered six guns, more than two pounds of methamphetamine worth around $214,000, 47 grams of an unknown substance and some marijuana.
The victim, who was not identified, was not cooperating with police. He was treated at a local hospital. No arrests were made in connection with any of the incidents.
Anyone with information on what happened at any of these locations is asked to contact the Beckley Police Department at 304-256-1720 or Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at the organization’s website. Anonymous tips can also be left by using the P3 Tips App on any smart device.
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ORIGINAL STORY — 11:13 p.m. July 15, 2020: Beckley Police Officers responded to several shots fired calls on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Detective David Allard told 59News one call of shots fired was reported on Hargrove Street and another call of shots fired was reported on Plumley Ave. They also received reports of shots fired on G Street.
According to Det. Allard, a gunshot victim was found on Dock Street. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, Det. Allard said he was uncooperative, and officers do not know where the shooting happened or if it was connected to one of the shots fired incidents.
Raleigh County Dispatchers received the calls around 9:15 p.m.
Anyone with information on these incidents should contact Beckley Police or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at www.crimestopperswv.com.