Martinsburg Police respond to gun shot victim

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Martinsburg Police responded to reports of shots fired at 3:08 AM today, February 14th, on the 400 block of W. Race Street.

Shortly after arrival, officers spotted a man who appeared to be in need of urgent medical assistance.

The male victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and received lifesaving care from officers on the scene until paramedics from the Martinsburg Fire Department arrived to care for the victim.

He was then transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The crime scene was established along W. Race Road with Martinsburg P.D. and the West Virginia State Police working closely to document the area.

Traffic diversions have been placed in the area between Queen and College Streets from Byrd Avenue to Raleigh Street.

Martinsburg Police request the community’s patience while the scene is processed.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with related information should contact the MPD Detective Bureau or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers hotline at 304-264-4999.

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