A 29-year-old Massachusetts male is currently in critical condition at a Morgantown hospital after being shot two to three times in a shooting that occurred Sunday in Littleton.
Sergeant J.E. Shriver of the West Virginia State Police reported that a late 1990s model vehicle, possibly a Monte Carlo or a Thunderbird, arrived approximately around 9:30 p.m. at a residence on a northern section in Littleton, near the former railroad track bed, above US Route 250. The victim, who was in the area visiting family, was talking to one of the subjects from the vehicle. As he was headed back to the residence he was visiting, an African American male had followed him and fired two to three rounds out of a small caliber pistol at the victim, striking him in the torso area.
The suspect who fired the shots then went back to his vehicle, which contained at least three other subjects. As the vehicle was leaving, at least four more rounds were fired out of the car from its location on the former railroad tracks, toward the residence. The car left the area and the victim was taken by helicopter to an undisclosed hospital in Morgantown. As of Monday morning, the victim was still in critical condition but is expected to make a recovery.
Shriver reports that there were four people in the residence, including the victim. No one else was injured. He further stated, "At this time, we have theories and possible motives. We believe this was an isolated incident. The suspects are not from this area. They knew exactly where they were going and who they were there to see."
Shriver reports that Corporal W.D. Henderson is the lead investigator of the shooting. He also reports that the State Police were assisted by the Wetzel County Sheriff's Department.