New Year’s Day Mass Shooter Sought in Detroit

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Although the shooting happened in West Virginia, authorities believe that 30-year-old Kymoni Davis is hiding out in Detroit. He is a Detroit-native who shot and injured seven people early New Year’s Day at the Kulture Hookah Bar in Huntington, West Virginia.

At the scene, authorities found more than a dozen shell casings, and Davis is considered armed and dangerous.

Absolute Chaos

Authorities described the scene at the bar as absolute chaos. With multiple shots fired into the busy bar, seven people were shot. According to Deputy U.S. Marshal Aaron Garcia, “He’s just spraying rounds downrange, into this hookah bar – multiple people were hit.”

According to Garcia, Davis got into an argument with one of the security guards at the bar. Davis was kicked out of the establishment only to return a short time later firing shots into the crowded bar.

All of the seven victims are expected to survive, but Garcia wants to make it clear that Detroit is not the place to hide. He told reporters, “Committing crimes and coming back and hiding out in Detroit, it ain’t gonna happen…Why was he out there? I don’t know, but we believe he’s back here, and we’re gonna find him.”

Wanted in Detroit

The U.S. Marshals have joined the hunt for Davis and believe he is hiding out in the Detroit area. Kymoni Desean Davis goes by the names “Money” or “Vinewood Money.” He has a distinguishable tattoo on the back of his neck that says “Beast.” He is a black male that is 30-years-old and stands 6 feet 2 inches tall. Davis weighs approximately 165 pounds and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Davis is wanted on seven counts of wanton endangerment, and one count of malicious wounding. The investigation into the shooting on New Year’s Day is still ongoing so it’s possible additional charges will be filed. Aside from his latest crimes, he also has active warrants for burglary and domestic battery in Michigan and fraud in Illinois.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call 911 or contact the Huntington Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 304-696-4444.

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