Shooting at Martinsburg motel under investigation

West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. (WDVM) — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s office is investigating a shots fired incident Monday morning in the parking lot of a Martinsburg motel.

Authorities have roped off the parking lot of the motel and appear to be investigating the surrounding area.

An investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time. This is a developing story and will be updated.

Update (4/12/21 9:31 p.m.):

Police received calls around 11 a.m. on Monday of shots fired at a Motel 6 in Berkeley County. Once officers arrived at the scene witnesses reported seeing a black male with a beard and dreadlocks firing a handgun at another man in the parking lot. The suspect is believed to be in his thirties and is reported to have been wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Surveillance footage supported the witnesses’ claims and also showed the suspect fleeing the scene on foot before being picked up by a dark-colored vehicle which police believe to be a Pontiac G6.

The victim also left the scene in a different vehicle and has not made contact with police, and the sheriff’s office is unaware of if he was hit by any bullets.

Two vehicles were hit and damaged by the gunfire and investigators discovered bullet fragments at the scene.

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