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Police seek answers after 68-year-old woman shot on her porch in Mill Creek

MILL CREEK — The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information after a woman was shot on her porch in Mill Creek Saturday.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, “On Saturday, February 11, 2023, Sgt. B.W. Cogar responded to a 911 call at 142 Railroad Avenue in the Mill Creek area of Randolph County, WV in reference to a 68-year-old female who had been shot.

“Once on scene, the victim, who was identified as Sharon L. Moss, explained that she had heard a noise outside of her home and opened the door to see who or what it was. She advised that as she stepped onto her front porch, still holding her screen door open, she heard a ‘bang’ and saw a flash of light. She then stated that she felt a sharp pain in her right arm and realized that she had been shot.

“She further advised that she then retreated into her home to call 911 to grab some bandages for her wound. Randolph County EMS was able to stabilize Mrs. Moss and transport her to the Davis Medical Center where she was treated and released.”

Cogard found a bullet fragment.

“While at the scene, I was able to locate the bullet fragment that ricocheted off of the front door frame after passing through the victim’s arm,” he wrote. “I, along with Sr. Dep. Z.T. Pingley, Dep. J.L. Wolfe and troopers from the West Virginia State Police, were able to secure and make safe the area where the incident had occurred.

“The investigation is being handled by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and is ongoing at this time. Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 304-636-2111 or the Randolph County 911 NON-EMERGENCY number at 304-636-2000.”

On Facebook, the sheriff’s office said they are in particular looking for surveillance camera footage.

“We are looking for homeowners or business surveillance camera footage in the immediate Railroad Street area of this shooting incident,” the post says. “Anyone that may have heard or seen anyone in this area or who has cameras is asked to call 911 and ask for a deputy to call them. Prayers to Ms. Moss for her healing.”

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