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Seven people were injured after being shot at a bar in West Virginia early New Year’s Day, police said.
The shooting happened early Wednesday at the Kulture Hookah Bar in Huntington, interim Huntington Police Chief Ray Cornwell said in a news release.
The statement said several people were found shot inside and outside of the bar. Cornwell said initial information suggested the shooting involved a dispute between individuals.
According to WOWK-TV, more than a dozen shell casings were found outside the bar and in a parking lot across the street. About 50 people were inside the bar when police arrived.
The injured were taken to a hospital for treatment. The statement did not specify the nature of their injuries. The shooting remains under investigation.