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Shooting between motorcycle clubs leave two men dead

By Matthew Umstead mumstead@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two Berkeley County men who died after being shot at a Martinsburg-area bar Saturday night were identified as Richard Light Sr., 52, and Robert Truhan, 39. 

A third male who was injured in the shooting at Laddie’s Bar & Grill at 170 Lutz Ave. was being treated in a hospital and is in stable condition, Berkeley County Sheriff Nathan Harmon said Monday in a news release.

The individual was not identified as part of an effort to maintain the integrity and security of an ongoing investigation, Harmon said.

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Harmon emphasized that the shooting involved two different motorcycle clubs and was not a random incident.

“I want to ensure to our citizens that your safety is of the upmost importance and a top priority to the” Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Harmon said. 

Harmon said he met with municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies and Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Catie Wilkes-Delligatti and discussed various initiatives that are being implemented “to aid in the safety of our citizens and swiftly bring this investigation to resolution.”

“I continue to ask our community to stand together and please notify the BCSO of any additional information regarding this specific investigation,” Harmon said.

The shooting was reported at about 8:17 p.m. Authorities received information that three people were shot in the bar’s parking lot and appeared to be unresponsive.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived about 8:21 p.m., and Light and Truhan were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office requests anyone with information contact Sgt. T.M. Snyder. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office also asks anyone who may have photographic and/or video evidence from the scene to contact the office at 304-267-7000, extension 7107.

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