Two women wounded after W.Va. bar fight

June 22, 2003|by RICHARD F. BELISLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two women were shot following a fight at a northern Berkeley County bar early Saturday, but neither of their injuries was serious, West Virginia State Police in Martinsburg said.

The incidents occurred at Maverick's Nite Club on U.S. 11, said Sgt. Nathan Harman, the investigating officer.

The most seriously injured of the two women, with a gunshot wound through the mouth, was Natasha Ashby, 25, of Hayes Avenue, Hagerstown. She was listed in good condition at City Hospital in Martinsburg on Saturday afternoon, a spokeswoman there said.

Heidi Sangarie, 35, of Germantown, Md., suffered a deep grazing wound to her left temple, Harman said. She was treated at City Hospital and released, the spokeswoman said.


Both women were shot with a handgun from outside the establishment, Harman said.

He said he received a 911 call at 2:35 a.m. that shots had been fired at Maverick's. While en route, he heard from the 911 dispatcher that there were multiple shooters and multiple shots being fired.

Harman said he called for backup from all available Berkeley and Jefferson county units.

The incident began with two fights inside the bar, which were possibly related, Harman said.

He declined to provide details of the incident. He said while there are multiple suspects, no one had been arrested Saturday afternoon.

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