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ASHLAND The Ashland Police Department responded to a shooting that occurred at a residence on 29th Street across from Beech Street on Sunday night.

APD received a call at 8:20 p.m. about an individual who had run to a next-door neighbor’s house who had sustained gunshot wounds.

According to Chief Todd Kelley, a passer-by witnessed enough of the incident to realize its urgency. The person ran up on the apron of the nearby fire station and banged on the door, saying a person had been shot.

“The unit that works this particular area here got here very quickly,” Kelley said.

The victim, a male, lived in the house next door, police deduced, and he ran to an adjacent house. Boyd County EMS flew him to Cabell Huntington Hospital. Police did not know the condition of the victim as of about 10 p.m. Kelley said while he suffered multiple wounds, police did not know yet if it came from a single bullet or more than one bullet.

Officers were canvassing the neighborhood, Kelley said. As of 10:20, two-plus hours after the shooting had occurred, the shooter had not been tracked down.

Kelley said police determined the shooting was specific to the individual at that particular residence, “based on the conditions.”

The shooter took off on foot, traveling southward along 29th Street.

“We don’t know whether or not (the shooter) had a vehicle or somebody waiting on them or whatever,” Kelley said just before 10 p.m. “... We’ll be here for some time collecting everything for evidence to get it right.”

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