Morgantown shooting possibly connected to online sale of property

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. The Morgantown Police Department is investigating a shooting that may have been connected to the online sale of property.

Morgantown Police Chief Eric Powell said officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Grant Avenue at 11:45 p.m. One person was shot, and the suspected shooter fled toward Beechurst Avenue and Third Street.

“Investigators were called out last night and are still in the process of collecting evidence and looking into it to possibly identify a suspect,” Powell said.

Powell said detectives would like to talk to any witness who may have seen something. Information can be left by calling 304-293-2677.

“We actually have a description of a vehicle that would be of extreme interest to us,” Powell said. “It’s a smaller white Mercedes with dark tinted windows.”

The shooting incident is believed to be connected to an online purchase of a vehicle. Powell said the location selected was very isolated and very dark.

“Whenever people are making these kinds of purchases, it’s always a good idea to do it in a very public, open place where there are a lot of people present or maybe close to a police station,” Powell said.