Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Shooting Leaves 1 Dead; Police Seek Information

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Shooting Leaves 1 Dead; Police Seek Information

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A shooting Sunday afternoon left one man dead on Charleston's West Side.

Charleston Police and paramedics responded to a call at West Side Market & Deli in the 1700 Block of Seventh Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Brian Rogers, 29, of the Ripley area, came into the market after he was shot near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Rebecca Street, and subsequently collapsed, said Lt. Steve Cooper, chief of detectives for the Charleston Police Department.

Rogers was shot in the "upper body" and was immediately transported to Charleston Area Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide, Cooper said.

"I can say we have had past dealings with this victim," he added.

The shooter is still at large. Cooper said he couldn't comment on whether police have a suspect yet or what they believe may have motivated the shooting. …

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