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Police are looking for a man they say opened an apartment door and shot and killed a Charleston man early Sunday near the Elk City neighborhood on the city’s West Side.

George Scott Bishop, 46, of Charleston, was found dead with gunshot wounds after officers responded to a report of a shooting about 3:45 a.m. Sunday, Charleston Police Lt. Tony Hazelett said in a news release. Bishop was shot in an apartment complex in the 700 block of Crescent Road.

Bishop was sitting on a couch when the man opened the door and fired, Hazelett said. The man then fled toward Crescent Road.

Police said the man wore jeans, a dark coat, a red hat and a red bandana over his face.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to contact Charleston Police Criminal Investigation Division at 304-348-6480 or Metro Communications at 304-348-8111.

Reach Joe Severino at, 304-348-4814 or follow

@jj_severino on Twitter.

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