December 26, 2013: Shooting During Bar Fight in Cross Lanes

On December 26, 2013, at 2:31 a.m., Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a fight at Appetizer’s Restaurant and Lounge on Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes, WV. Callers to Metro 911 reported fighting both inside and outside the bar.

While Deputies were responding to the scene shots were fired outside the bar. When law enforcement officers arrived people were rapidly leaving the area. At about the same time a Nitro Police Officer stopped a minivan at the Cross Lanes I-64 interchange. Inside the vehicle was a shooting victim.

Carlo Gray, 22 years of age of Saint Albans, WV, was shot in the leg.

The scene is currently being examined and evidence is being collected. Several vehicles and structures were struck by gunfire. Evidence suggests more than one gun was used, but all shell casings found are handgun caliber.

Detectives are also interviewing witnesses. Many people fled the scene during the chaos and violence. Investigators encourage any one with information, particularly witnesses, to call 304-357-0169 and leave their name and number so a detective can contact them.

Cpl. B. D. Humphreys
Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office
301 Virginia St. E.
Charleston WV 25301
304-357-0732 / 304-951-7328