Authorities say man struck by vehicle, woman shot during fight
Authorities say a man was struck by a vehicle, and a woman was shot during a fight in Fayette County.
Officers were dispatched at 11 p.m. Saturday to a home on Wingrove Hill Road in Scarbro to break up a fight.
They found that a person, whose name was not released, had been struck by a vehicle but was not seriously injured. He was taken to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill with minor injuries, according to a press release from Sheriff Steve Kessler.
The striking vehicle, a white Ford Mustang convertible, was found abandoned at the scene. In addition to the damage caused by striking the man, officers also found damage from a close-range shotgun blast. A shotgun was found at the scene.
Officers were at the hospital when they were informed a woman had arrived with an apparent gunshot wound. She suffered very minor wounds to her arm and side from shotgun pellets.
A preliminary investigation showed two vehicles with multiple passengers traveled to the Scarbro home and that a fight broke out with the residents. One of the residents, who was armed with a shotgun, was struck by the car during the fight, and then the shotgun discharged into the vehicle.
No criminal charges had been filed as of Sunday.
"We have spoken with several of the involved parties and obtained statements from numerous witnesses as well. We believe that we have a fairly good picture of what occurred at his point, but the investigation is not yet complete, so we are only able to release limited details about this incident at this time," Kessler said in the release.
Anyone with information can call 304-574-3590 or 304-255-7867. Tips also can be submitted at www.fayettesheriffwv.net or through the department Facebook page.
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