BECKLEY, W. Va. (AP/KDKA) — An 18-year-old high school basketball standout has been killed in a shooting in southern West Virginia.
Dwayne Marquette Richardson Jr. was shot once in the chest around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night, news outlets reported, citing a statement from the Beckley Police Department.READ MORE: National Women's History Museum Seeks Nominations For U.S. Quarter Series
Officers responding to a report of a shooting in Beckley were flagged down by a vehicle whose occupants were taking the wounded Richardson to the hospital, the statement said. The teen was taken to Raleigh General Hospital and then flown to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
Richardson was a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School and led the school’s basketball team to the state tournament this week in Charleston, police said.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
Beckley police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, the statement said. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 304-256-1708.
Police are also offering cash rewards for information that leads to any arrests related to the incident.MORE NEWS: School Bus Crashes In Perry South
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