1 dead, 1 injured in downtown Wheeling shooting


One person was killed and another was injured Friday in a shooting in downtown Wheeling.

Dispatcher received a call around 1:15 a.m. near 49 15th Street reporting shots fired, according to Chief Shawn Schwertfeger.

Schwertfeger said prior to arriving at that scene, a male gunshot victim walked in to the lobby of the Wheeling Police Department. Officers then located a second gunshot victim in an alley.

"Both men were taken to a local hospital where the victim located on 15th Street was pronounced dead," said Schwertfeger. "The other victim is being treated for his injuries."

Police say the investigation is active and they believe the shooter is still at large.

Schwertfeger said this is the first homicide investigation in Wheeling since 2013.

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