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One Dead, One in Custody in Beckley shooting

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A man is shot and killed in East Beckley and the alleged shooter is in custody.

Police arrested 19-year-old Gaston Smith, III.  He's charged with first degree murder.  The shooting happened around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Cannaday and Mulberry.  

The victim, 20-year-old Darien Blaney, was transported to Raleigh General Hospital where he died around 7:30 p.m.  

Officers say the two men had been feuding for a long time.

 

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