The victim of a shooting incident at 12th Avenue and Blake Street Thursday refused to give police a statement, according to a police report released Friday.

The report identified the victim as Julius Ford, 18, who, according to a witness, was driving a 2013 Toyota Corolla when the car was shot and wrecked into a pole.

He was taken to Jefferson Regional hospital by ambulance and his condition was unknown.

A second witness reported seeing Ford running from Blake Street around a house in the 1200 block of Bay Street with a handgun in his hand.

The witness told police Ford must have dropped the gun because he came back looking for it.

An investigation into the incident is continuing.