Man allegedly shot by neighbor

PARKERSBURG – A man was allegedly shot by a neighbor near a home on 14th Avenue in south Parkersburg around 5:15 p.m. Friday, officials said.

Robert Eugene Tate, 59, School House Road, Little Hocking, was taken to Camden Clark Medical Center with an apparent gunshot wound to his left side.

The wound was allegedly given to him while mowing grass at a home located at 4207 14th Ave., in south Parkersburg. The owner of the home was inside at the time, police said.

Tate was in serious condition but stable at CCMC, police said.

Sgt. Greg Collins with the Parkersburg Police Department said multiple detectives and officers were on the scene Friday night to investigate the shooting. Collins said numerous witness statements were being taken and evidence at the scene was being processed.

No one had been arrested for the incident, he said.

Earlier on Friday, around 2 p.m., a man described as an “older black man” entered Parkersburg High School from the north entrance of the building, police said.

The man was seen on the second floor at one point but left the school without incident, officials said. Police detectives were going over video surveillance to determine what the man was doing and if he caused any harm during his visit.

“It only appears to be trespassing on school property at this point,” said Collins.

Officers with the West Virginia State Police in Parkersburg also made several arrests Friday night. Details on the arrests were not immediately available.