CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A vicious double shooting in Charleston seemed to begin as a simple matter of etiquette.
"Mr. Collins accidentally bumps into the victim, the victim makes a comment about it, Mr. Collins then turns and puts a gun to his face and pulls the trigger."
And with that, 23-year-old Joshua Lawson was critically injured, said Charleston Lt. Steve Cooper.
"We don't know of a motive and based on the video there doesn't appear to be a motive, other than just a lack of respect for human life," continued Cooper, chief of detectives.
The rampage early Saturday morning at the 7-Eleven on Washington Street West continued as 22-year-old Patrick Moore Jr. tried to intervene by stepping between the two men.
"Mr. Collins chased him down and also shot him in the face," Cooper said. "He then picked up a bottle of water and strolled out of the store as if nothing had happened."
The victims were taken to Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital with critical injuries. Moore was in stable but critical condition at CAMC General on Sunday, but Lawson was flown to a hospital in Morgantown where he remained in grave condition, Cooper said.
Surveillance video from the store reviewed by detectives indicated the men involved did not know each other.