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Man shot in Uniontown early Wednesday |

Man shot in Uniontown early Wednesday

Liz Zemba
| Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:54 a.m

A Fayette County man who police said was shot in the chest and leg on Wednesday is in a West Virginia hospital.

Charles Bailey, age unknown, of Uniontown, was attempting to break up a fight when he was shot at 1:03 a.m. in the 100 block of Coolspring Street, said Uniontown Police Detective Donald “Butch” Gmitter.

Bailey was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital. Gmitter said his condition is unknown.

A woman who was grazed in the leg by a bullet during the same incident was treated at Uniontown Hospital.

Gmitter said “a dozen” people were in the area when police responded to the call, but no one stepped forward with information. Police are attempting to identify the shooter, he said.

The shooting is the second one this week and the third in the city since Rashaad Harris, 20, was fatally shot on May 18.

Harris was shot at the intersection of Searight Avenue and Dunlap Street, police said. Cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

Gmitter said police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting, but an arrest has not yet been made.

In an unrelated shooting that occurred late Sunday, police have obtained an arrest warrant on an attempted homicide charge for Richard Anthony Hinton, 23, of Uniontown.

In a criminal complaint, police said Hinton fired a .40-caliber handgun at a David Hall in an alley near Park’s Casino on Connellsville Street at 11:40 p.m.

The bullet grazed the back of Hall’s neck. He was treated at Uniontown Hospital, according to the complaint.

Hall told police he saw a man and woman arguing inside the bar, and he followed them outside to try to help the woman retrieve her cellphone from the man.

Hall was shot when he confronted the man in the alley, according to the report.

In addition to attempted homicide, Hinton is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment, disorderly conduct and two firearms offenses.

Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 or

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