Gov. Justice asks National Guard for backup to help Huntington

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is enlisting the help of the West Virginia National Guard and state police to help Huntington handle its growing crime problem.

Multiple shootings that have taken place in the city this over the last two weeks. The city has investigated 21 homicides so far this year.

A guard spokesman says it will be providing additional technical support, as well as aerial surveillance to deal with the threat.

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