Search on for suspect following weekend shooting

CHESTER – The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect following a shooting in Chester early Saturday morning.

According to a report released today by the Sheriff’s Department, Hancock County dispatchers received a call at 2:47 a.m. Saturday reporting a fight at the Velocity Club on U.S. Route 30. A second call reported gunshots inside the club, with a 32-year-old female receiving a wound to the shoulder, according to officials.

Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said both the victim and suspect left the scene separately prior to deputies’ arrival. Fletcher said his department has a person of interest, and detectives are continuing their investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (304) 564-4100.