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Police seek clues in shooting that injures 3

Nov. 08, 2012 @ 11:15 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Investigators have no suspects one day after a knock at the door brought gunfire that wounded three people Wednesday night in Huntington.

The incident happened at 7:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Jefferson Avenue in west Huntington.

Witnesses told police the assailant knocked on an apartment door and started firing his weapon inside when somebody answered, according to a press release issued by the Huntington Police Department.

Shot were Joshua Marks, 19, Bonnie Shaw, 47, and Allen D. Shaw, 50, all residents of the home where the shooting took place, the release said.

Investigators have not determined a specific motive, but Huntington Police Cpl. Ryan Bentley said they do not believe it was a random attack. He did not elaborate as why the apartment was targeted.

"We are pursuing several different leads," he said.

The injuries were serious, but not life-threatening, the release states. Hospital officials listed Bonnie Shaw in serious condition Thursday afternoon. Both men were listed in fair condition.

Those injured were among at least six adults and three children inside of the apartment. The children, all less than 5, remain with family, Bentley said.

Witnesses described the assailant as a dark-skinned man in his 20s with short hair. His estimated height was 5 feet, 6 inches. He wore a dark colored, hooded jacket with jeans and a black toboggan. Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Huntington Police Department at 304-696-4420.

Brad Johnson, 55, lives across the street. He heard the gunshots, initially believing them to be firecrackers. He also saw two men walking away in a nonchalant manner.

The press release said Wednesday night's shooting was not related to a homicide Tuesday morning near Spring Hill Cemetery in Huntington. Police charged one person with murder in that incident, believing a failed robbery ended with gunfire killing one person and injuring two others, one of them critically.

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