Shots rang out as people were ringing in the new year, injuring seven people at a bar in West Virginia, the Associated Press reports.
Interim Huntington Police Chief Ray Cornwell said, according to WOWK-TV, that the early Wednesday morning incident stems from a dispute between individuals that started inside the Kulture Hookah Bar before being taken outside. More than a dozen shell casings were found inside and outside the bar.
"Any incident of this nature in the downtown or in any of our neighborhoods is unacceptable and will not be tolerated," Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said in a statement. "We are waiting for law enforcement investigators to provide more complete information about this incident before we determine the next steps."
None of the victims are believed to be in serious condition.
New Year's Ever was terrifying for patrons of a hookah bar in West Virginia when someone opened fire. https://t.co/5fs5aQd0eb— KLFY NEWS 10 (@KLFY) January 2, 2020
"The Police Department is continuing its investigation into the shooting at Kulture," a city spokesman said. "This investigation includes all licenses and permits. Various facets of the investigation are continuing to evolve and when we have updated information, we will advise the media of these findings."