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Police asking for information in shooting at Martinsburg Sheetz, victim identified

June 16, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — One person was wounded early Saturday in a shooting at Sheetz at 1465 Edwin Miller Boulevard, West Virginia State Police said.

Troopers J.A. Padilla and Z.S. Conner received a call at 4:12 a.m. for a report of shots fired and found a male in the parking lot with a bullet wound to his leg, Sgt. Michael A. Cole said.

The victim was identified as William Olin Hamlin, 34, of Damascus, Md. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Cole said.

Witnesses told police there was an altercation inside the store between Hamlin and another male, Cole said. Outside the store, the other male pulled a gun and fired several shots, hitting Hamlin once, he said.

The shooter got into a gray Kia four-door sedan and last was seen heading north on Interstate 81, Cole said.

The shooter was black, and was wearing a dark shirt and black and red baseball cap, Cole said.

Anyone with information about the incident may call West Virginia State Police at 304-267-0002.

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