Sheriff's Office Seeks Tips on Shooting

A Saturday night shooting is under investigation today. The Kanawha County Sheriff's office was called out to Smoot Avenue, near the intersection with Carver Street, in Institute, after calls of a disturbance and shots fired in the area. A man in his fifties from Poca had been shot in the face, and deputies say he was transported to CAMC General for treatment. No motives or suspect names have been released, but the sheriff's office says it is following up on several leads in the case.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office. Those providing information can remain anonymous. Anyone may submit a tip on the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office's website, at, or contact Detective A. Pile at 304-357-0556 during business hours.