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UPDATE: Victim identified in Monroe County shooting

BALLARD, WV (WVVA) One person is dead and another is hospitalized following a shooting in Monroe County.

It happened Sunday evening outside of a residence on Orchard Road in the Ballard area.

According to the West Virginia State Police, the victim was shot one time in “his upper torso” during a fight.  First responders, as well as others at the scene, administered first aid but were unsuccessful.

The victim has been identified as William Joseph Spencer, 37, of Ballard.

Police say the shooter, identified as Melvin Lee Jones, 40, of Ballard was taken to Princeton Community Hospital “to obtain medial treatment for injuries sustained during the altercation.”

The investigation is ongoing. No charges have been filed at this time.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office provided assistance.

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Monroe County dispatch confirm a shooting took place this evening in Ballard, WV on Orchard Rd.

This is the only information they could release at this time.

Stick with WVVA for updates as we learn more.

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