Man hospitalized after shooting

Published 10:53 am Thursday, January 8, 2009

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — One man is hospitalized this morning in critical condition and another in jail after a shooting Wednesday night on State Route 650.

Mark Robinson, 39, of 750 State Route 650, Ironton, received a single gunshot wound in the upper back as he was walking to his residence. He had heard a noise and thought one of his dogs had been hit, according to statements he made to authorities.

“He went out to check that and as he was walking back to his residence, he received a single gunshot wound,” Lawrence County Sheriff’s Detective Aaron Bollinger said.

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A call was received by the sheriff’s office at 9:53 p.m. and deputies arrived at the scene to find Robinson near his driveway. He was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

“We were able to determine where the shots came from, from a very close residence at 38 Township Road 203 West,” Bollinger said.

At that house authorities found Floyd C. McCann, 50, who was taken into custody. A .22-caliber rifle was also recovered. Bollinger said McCann admitted to the shooting.

“It is believed the act, the shooting, was reckless,” Bollinger said.

The two men didn’t know each other nor was there any type of argument that prompted the shooting, the detective said.

“Mr. McCann was shooting with no regard to other’s safety,” Bollinger said.

McCann has been charged with felonious assault and a weapons while under disability charge, meaning he is a convicted felon under probation with a firearm.

A preliminary hearing is set for this morning.