WCHS Eyewitness News Home Charleston Eyewitness Newsroom Charleston Storm Team Weather Sports News TV Program Schedule Community Mobile: Smartphone,Tablet and SMS text Get Connected SMS Text Facebook Twitter See-It,Shoot-It RSS News Feed Email List Tumblr

Witness Describes Home Invasion In South Charleston; Neighbors React To Incident

Reported: May. 19, 2014 1:29 AM EDT
Updated: May. 19, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

News Image

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- A witness to Monday morning's home invasion in South Charleston is speaking out, while some people living in the neighborhood told Eyewitness News they are not surprised this shooting happened.

The woman, who didn't want to be identified, was inside the home on the 4800 block of Ohio Street when a man came in through the front door, and a second came in through the back.

"I've never been through anything like this in my entire life," she said.

She said one of the men fired two shots, one of which hit her boyfriend's brother. She identified the victim, but Eyewitness News is withholding that information until police release it.

"I think it's pretty messed up," she said. "I mean, there's better things you can do out there with yourself besides robbing people. Get a job at least."

Dennis Wilson has lived on this street for 13 years. News of the violent home invasion right next door, surprisingly, doesn't phase him.

"I figured it would come down to this and something's going to have to be done," Wilson said.

Wilson said he moved to this neighborhood because it was "nice and quiet." He said recently, his neighborhood has been anything but, and said some of the trouble is coming from this house.

"We've complained," he said. "I've got a list, a big list of of license plate numbers and cars going in and out for the last two weeks."

Wilson said he has handed that information over to police but so far that hasn't gotten anywhere. Wilson said he's frustrated.

"We've tried and tried and people say well we can't do anything so what are you going to do? Just sit back and let it happen and hope nobody gets killed," Wilson said.

South Charleston police are still searching for the two men involved in Monday morning's shooting so they cannot close this case and give the people living in this house some peace of mind.

"I'm still shaky and every little noise I hear in the house I'm paranoid now because I don't know if they're going to come back because they haven't caught them yet," the witness said.

The witness said she didn't recognize the two men who came inside the house because their faces were covered.

Anyone with information is asked to give South Charleston police a call.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katelyn Sykes) -- South Charleston police are investigating an early morning home invasion where one man was shot in the leg.

It happened about 1:15 a.m. Monday at a home in the 4800 block of Ohio Street.

South Charleston police aren't releasing too many details at this time, but Eyewitness News has learned one person was shot in the leg during a home invasion. The victim was taken to Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital. No word on his condition or identity at this time, but police said the man is in his 20s.

Police said they are looking for at least two people in connection to this shooting. They brought in a K-9 team but so far haven't found anyone.

Police also were interviewing several witnesses who were at the scene. Officers said there were a number of people inside the home when the shooting happened, but no one else was injured.

South Charleston police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to give them a call.

A motive for the shooting hasn't been released.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Trevor John Anderson) - police are in pursuit of at least one suspect they believe is involved in a home invasion.

It is happening in the 4800 block of Ohio Street in South Charleston. Police are currently setting up a perimeter around Ohio and Ford streets and K-9 units are arriving at the scene.

Eyewitness News has a crew on the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.

2 Charged With Murder And 1 Charged With Robbery In Court
Jul. 24, 2014 5:36 PM EDT
A woman charged with robbery, finally caught, and in ...
Full News Story and Video

UAW Backs Grimes In Ky. U.S. Senate Race
Jul. 24, 2014 4:56 PM EDT
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement ...
Full News Story

Blenko To Host Festival Of Glass Aug. 1-2
Jul. 24, 2014 4:44 PM EDT
The seventh annual Festival of Glass is set for Aug. ...
Full News Story

News Salvation Army Hosts Luncheon For Volunteers
Jul. 24, 2014 4:28 PM EDT
News One Worker Killed, Two Injured In Suburban Philadelphia Hospital Shooting
Jul. 24, 2014 5:14 PM EDT
News Walkers Welcome At Charleston Distance Run
Jul. 24, 2014 4:02 PM EDT
News WV Hot Dog Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Jul. 24, 2014 4:09 PM EDT
News Casey, Mooney Talk Business Policy At Forum
Jul. 24, 2014 3:45 PM EDT
News Suspect In West Side Murder Waives Preliminary Hearing
Jul. 24, 2014 3:41 PM EDT
News U.S. Issues 186 Mining Citations In June
Jul. 24, 2014 3:13 PM EDT
News Deputies Say Juvenile B&E Suspects Arrested Clad In Their Underwear
Jul. 24, 2014 3:30 PM EDT
News Wisconsin Better Business Bureau Issues Warning About Dirty Girl Run
Jul. 24, 2014 3:07 PM EDT
News Free Basketball Camp Concludes At Community Center
Jul. 24, 2014 1:53 PM EDT
News WV Capitol Police Officer Kills Copperhead On Capitol Grounds
Jul. 24, 2014 1:07 PM EDT
News MU To Paint The Capital City Green
Jul. 24, 2014 12:32 PM EDT
News New Work Requirement Coming For Healthy People Who Receive Food Stamps
Jul. 24, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
News WV Organizations To Push For Anti-Cancer Vaccines
Jul. 24, 2014 10:49 AM EDT
News Ukrainian Prime Minister Resigns
Jul. 24, 2014 11:54 AM EDT
News France's Foreign Minister Says Missing Air Algerie Flight "Probably Crashed"
Jul. 24, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
News More Than 8,000 WV Consumers Receiving Refunds
Jul. 24, 2014 10:46 AM EDT
News Process Slow For Picking Huntington Police Chief
Jul. 24, 2014 10:11 AM EDT
News Three Face Charges After Woman Claims She Was Robbed With Sawed-Off Shotgun
Jul. 24, 2014 12:29 PM EDT
News WV Capital Region Takes Aim At Heroin
Jul. 24, 2014 9:37 AM EDT
News WV Plans Vigil Seeking Gaza Strip Peace
Jul. 24, 2014 9:34 AM EDT
News Man Arrested After Police Find Mobile Meth Lab
Jul. 24, 2014 11:32 AM EDT
News GM Issues Recalls For More Than 700,000 Vehicles
Jul. 24, 2014 8:57 AM EDT
News Push America Rolls Through Capital City
Jul. 24, 2014 8:59 AM EDT
News WV Healthy Kids Host Thursday Workshop
Jul. 24, 2014 8:19 AM EDT
News WV Man Sues GM Over Wife's Crash Death
Jul. 24, 2014 7:56 AM EDT
News Man Arrested, Accused Of Kicking Pregnant Girlfriend In Stomach
Jul. 24, 2014 8:46 AM EDT
News Class-Action Suit Filed Against Dirty Girl Mud Run Owners, After Refunds Refused
Jul. 24, 2014 9:15 AM EDT
News Man Charged After Police Say He Exposed Himself To Two Girls
Jul. 24, 2014 11:46 AM EDT
News Rescue Group Nursing Severely Injured Cat Back To Health
Jul. 24, 2014 11:53 AM EDT

Advertise on WCHS-TV Online

West Virginia News
US issues 186 mining citations in June

The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June.
Full Story

Kentucky News
Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
Full Story

Ohio News
Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
Full Story

Fugitive Files Tuesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

West Virginia Wildlife Wednesdays at 6 PM on Eyewitness News

ABC News web site

Send Mail Send email to news@wchstv.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2014, WCHS-TV8. Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.

WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.