Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 31, 2012

Police investigate shooting in Mercer County, search underway for firearm


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

LASHMEET — Investigators are currently searching for a firearm at the scene of a shooting at Beeson Road at Lashmeet.

Detective D.W. Sparks Jr., of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, said they are questioning a male subject, who hasn’t been arrested at this time. Sparks said the shooting victim — to the best of his knowledge — was transported to Princeton Community Hospital. Sparks didn’t know his condition at this time.

Investigators are still on the scene.