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Female victim shot; suspect found in Charleston, WV

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A gunshot fired Saturday night in Charleston lands one woman in the hospital. Police officers say the suspect turned himself in at the crime scene and they have questioned him.

The shooting happened on the 1300 block of Quarrier Street around 6pm.  Neighbors say the victim was walking up the steps from the laundry room when a bullet was fired through the wall and hit her.

"It's always been a quiet little place. Last night is the first time I've ever known for it to get out of control like it did," said Shiela Cunningham, who lives near the apartment complex.

Cunningham has been living on this block of Quarrier Street for the past few years with her grandson. She says caution tape and police cruisers were the last thing she expected to see Saturday night.

"I bring my grandson everyday to the park. It could have been us yesterday walking past here and got hit with a bullet," she said.

Police say no charges have been filed at this time, but neighbors say they want action taken.

"There is no such thing as an accidental shooting. It takes a human being to pull that trigger," said Cunningham.  

The name of the victim is not being released. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.



According to dispatchers, John Tucker, the suspect involved in Saturday's shooting, has been located.

He has been located in the same area as the crime scene, 1317 Quarrier Street.

The Charleston Police Department is interviewing him.

Keep checking wowktv.com for all the latest updates.



The Charleston Police Department are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting in Charleston, WV.

According to police, it happened at 1317 Quarrier Street at an apartment complex at around 6 p.m. Saturday.

According to dispatchers, the call initially came in as an injured person, however, when police arrived, they found that a female had a gunshot wound.

Police say she was shot in the shoulder.

She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The victim's name is not yet known.

Police are looking for the suspect, identified as John Tucker, 47, who is white, 6'1, 170 lbs., and was last seen driving an Avid Gray 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix with a large green monster sticker on the back.  

The vehicles' license plate is 5TE614.

Anyone who has any information on Tucker is being asked to call the Charleston Police Department or Metro 911.

Keep checking wowktv.com for all the latest updates.

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