Update – After two people were hurt in a shooting at around 2 p.m., Walmart employees in Grafton told a reporter from 12 News on the scene that the business is letting staff go for the day.
It was confirmed by the Marion County 911 communications center that the shooting-related automobile chase came to a stop at about 2:22 p.m.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE: 5/29/2023, 3:06 p.m.
The incident on Walmart Lane in Grafton left two persons hurt, according to the Harrison/Taylor 911 communications center.
Following a reported shooting in Grafton, law enforcement is currently engaged in a multi-county pursuit in Marion County.
At at 1:57 pm, several personnel rushed to Walmart Lane in Grafton for a report of a shooting. Officials from Harrison/Taylor 911 have confirmed that there was a shooting. According to Marion County 911 personnel, Taylor and Marion County police enforcement have been looking for a car that was involved in the incident ever since it happened. The pursuit was on West Virginia Route 310 as of 2:15 p.m.
The Grafton Police Department is presently looking into the incident.
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Taylor County EMS, Natural Resources Police, State Police Bridgeport, State Police Grafton, and the Grafton Fire Department also responded.
Despite the fact that the event is noted in the Marion County CAD log as a “Active Shooter,” Harrison/Taylor 911 personnel claim that the neighborhood is not in danger.
The number of suspects, victims, and the severity of injuries are all unknown at this time.
At 2:50 p.m., the Marion County Winfield District Volunteer Fire Department announced on Facebook that East Grafton Road will be restricted to traffic from Bradley Drive to Glady Creek Road until further notice. They advised people to avoid the area. According to the post, the closure would remain for two to three hours.