BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department is investigating a series of drive-by shootings.
The alleged incidents have been taking place on several city streets within the last month.
Chief of Beckley Police Department’s Detective Bureau Lt. Dave Allard says a total of around 12 shootings have been reported since the beginning of March.
“From that, we’ve collected over 200 casings with about 7 to 8 houses being shot in these incidents,” Allard says.
Allard says the team of investigators on the case has been led to believe there are two different groups involved in the shootings. The occurrences have appeared to be retaliatory in nature.
The department has already gotten leads on some of the suspects involved, and they are now under police investigation. Allard says so far, no one has been hurt in the incidents.
“We’ve been very fortunate at this point that no one has been hit. When you have over 200 rounds fired into houses where people have been home, in some incidences where there have been multiple people inside and no one has been struck, it’s just been miraculous,” he says.
Police are now asking anyone who may know information regarding the case to come forward. They urge people to anonymously contact Crime Stoppers WV for any tips they might have.
You can contact them at CrimestoppersWV.com, through the P3 Tips App, or by calling Beckley Police at (304) 256-1720.