Man Shot on Wheeling Island Dies

Photo by Scott McCloskey - Wheeling police officers search Delaware Street on Wheeling Island where a man was shot multiple times Monday afternoon.

WHEELING – Police have identified the man killed after a shooting on Wheeling Island Monday, and police are still searching for the shooter.

Joseph Edward Harrison, 25 of Cleveland, Ohio, was found unresponsive about 4:15 p.m. lying on the sidewalk next to Delaware Street between South Huron and South York streets, Wheeling police said.

Harrison was taken by ambulance to Wheeling Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. Harrison had died of his wounds by 9:30 p.m.

Police said the shooter ran away from the scene and officers fanned out on the island looking for the man, who is in his 20s and was wearing a black shirt. He was last seen running west toward the back channel of the Ohio River, police said.

Detectives processed the shooting scene and reviewed surveillance video. No arrest had been made as of late Monday night.

“WPD is still actively investigating this homicide and will release information as it becomes available,” Wheeling police spokesman Phillip Stahl said in a statement released late Monday.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 304-234-3664 or submit a crime tip at wheelingwv.gov/crimetip.


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