FAIRMONT, W.Va (WDTV) -- UPDATE 11/6/18
The victim of a shooting in Fairmont last night has been identified as 29-year-old Kevin Blanks.
Police say Blanks was found with multiple gunshots wounds in a vehicle on Front Street Friday night. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
An investigation into what happened is still ongoing. Police say Blanks was found in a vehicle believed to have been involved in a reported shots-fired incident on Columbia Street at around 9:15 p.m., less than an hour before Blanks was found.
An investigation has found that there are 4 potential crime scenes involving shootings and robberies related to the shooting. Witnesses at Columbia Street told police that another silver/grey car and two individuals on foot may have been involved in the shots-fired incident there.
Police are asking the public's help to piece together between when Blanks was reportedly shot at around the 300-block of Merchant Street and when he was found on Front Street around 30 minutes later (around 9:45 p.m.).
Police are searching for a silver/grey 4-door sedan with a loud exhaust involved in the shooting. They say at least two men were allegedly involved. One suspect is described as a white man who is 5'10" and was last seen wearing jeans, a dark shirt, and a hoodie. The other suspect is described as a white man wearing a white shirt.
Officials say the incident was a potential chase in the Columbia Street/Morgantown Avenue/Homewood Avenue/ Palatine Avenue area.
If you have any information or have seen any suspicious activity, you are asked to call 911 or 304-366-4200 and ask to speak with an officer.
ORIGINAL STORY 11/5/18
Marion County 911 dispatchers have confirmed a shooting on Fairmont's East Side.
They say it happened in the area of Front Street, Columbia Street, and Elkins Street.
We've been told that a medical examiner has been called to the scene.
5 News has a reporter on the way. Stick with 5 News for the latest.