One killed in Huntington shooting
HUNTINGTON — There will be no immediate charges filed in Wednesday night’s shooting death of a Huntington man.
Investigators identified the victim as Stephen A. Lawrence, 22. He died about 8:49 p.m. when his shotgun unexpectedly discharged at a neighboring residence, according to a press release issued Thursday morning.
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HUNTINGTON — A man was fatally shot in an upstairs apartment in the 2700 block of Latulle Avenue in Huntington's Highlawn neighborhood Wednesday night, police said.
The incident was reported just before 9 p.m.
When officers arrived, they found one man dead from a shotgun wound to the chest. Two other men were in the apartment, and were taken in for questioning, Huntington Police Department Patrol Bureau Commander Hank Dial said.
"They're speaking to investigators right now," Dial said at about 11 p.m. "They're talking about what happened at the apartment."
Police weren't releasing the names of the victim or the two men being questioned as of press time, but Dial said he anticipated charges would be filed in the case.
Authorities had run yellow tape around the apartment building and a house next door, while a forensics team was on scene gathering evidence.
The body was still inside the residence as of press time.
Dial said he expected more information to be released late Wednesday night.
Neighbors at the scene said the incident was not that surprising. One man said he has lived two houses down from the apartment building for about seven months and sees police there on a regular basis.
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