16 year old shot in Roaring Creek

Roaring Creek Police have arrested one person in connection with the shooting of 16 year old Ivan Choc, a resident of Roaring Creek. The incident occurred sometime between 6:20 pm and 6:30 pm on Saturdayvlcsnap-2015-10-13-20h59m52s716 vlcsnap-2015-10-13-20h59m41s644 October 10th. According to reports, Ivan was travelling on the George Price Highway between the Roaring Creek Cemetery and the West Star Gas Station enroute to his home when he was ambushed by a man allegedly wearing a mask. Police reports say that about five gunshots were heard in the vicinity but witnesses told us that they heard as much as 8 gunshots, one of which caught 16 year old Ivan to the right hip. Bleeding from his gunshot wound, Ivan Choc rode his bicycle in the direction of the Westar Gas station, desperately seeking help. A good Samaritan at the gas station took him inside his pickup and rushed 16 year old Ivan to the Western Regional Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition. Police have since detained one man pending charges for the near fatal shooting. Police have no motive at this time but inside sources say they suspect it might have been an act of retaliation for a shooting that occurred last week.

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