- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A New York City man was wounded in a shooting in a parking garage at a Charleston mall Wednesday, police said.

Charleston police Lt. Steve Cooper said the shooting occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center mall.

The victim, Tevon Spencer, 22, was shot once in an arm and the bullet lodged in his abdomen. Spencer drove himself to a nearby hospital afterward, Cooper said

Police are reviewing surveillance video from the area and are looking for three other males who fled the scene.

Police didn’t immediately disclose a motive in the shooting, which occurred on the first floor of a garage on the mall’s north side. Spencer was uncooperative when questioned by police. The victim “has no clue who could have shot him or why anyone would have wanted to shoot him,” Cooper said.

Spencer also was the victim of a shooting elsewhere in Charleston in January. No arrests were made in that shooting, Cooper said.

Cooper said the mall wasn’t placed on lockdown.

“This was not related to anything to do with the mall itself,” Cooper said. “It’s actually probably the safest spot in Charleston.”


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