By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An argument over the sale of a mobile home may have sparked a shooting that hospitalized a Berkeley County man Sunday night.
James Baker, 36, was in satisfactory condition at Martinsburg City Hospital on Monday.
Baker apparently was hit in the leg by fragments of pavement when a rifle was fired into a driveway at the Oak Tree Estates development at about 8:30 p.m., according to West Virginia State Police.
Baker drove himself to a gas station on Edwin Miller Boulevard, not far from the state police barracks, police said.
Baker alleged the gun was fired by Howard Hartman, police said.
Hartman, 50, told Sgt. Rob Blair he was unaware Baker had been wounded.
Baker told Blair that he thought he had been shot with a shotgun.
The weapon recovered by police was a .30-.30 rifle. Blair said there was "a large chunk taken out of the driveway" by the gunshot.