Institute shooting victim identified

By Staff reports
INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Police identified the Poca man who was shot in the face in Institute over the weekend. Richard Lee Saunders, 51, was shot in the face with a .380 caliber handgun on Saturday, Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Brian Humphreys said in a news release Wednesday.
Detectives identified a "person of interest," but they are still interviewing witnesses and analyzing evidence, Humphreys said.Richard Saunders was recovering at CAMC General Hospital on Wednesday. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department at 304-357-0562 or visit the website at
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