April Spencer of Littleton, W.Va., says her brother, Nick Spencer, was shot near the railroad tracks at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Three men reportedly took off in a red Ford Thunderbird.
Spencer was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital where he is in critical condition.
"He has two gunshots in the back and right now he has tubes in him," says April Spencer. "He's really in bad shape. They're actually trying to run more tests to see if he's going to be all right."
In this small Wetzel County community of about 100 residents, word traveled fast about the shooting.
"There's just too much random shooting going on," said Bill Knight of Waynesburg. "I don't know what's going on in this country anymore, in the world itself. People are just crazy."
"This is a small town, but there are a lot of problems in this town," revealed Chasity Smith of Littleton. "Your kids aren't safe. You aren't safe. You've got to carry your guns with you so you can protect yourself."
"Well to be honest, I'm a close friend of his (the shooting victim's) sisters," said Amanda North of Littleton. "But it does make me wonder, as my son gets older, if I can even let him walk to the store."
April Spencer said her brother is a good man.
"He's actually a real decent guy," she said. "He's a family man. He has a wife. I mean he's a real nice guy."
In the meantime, everyone in town is talking about the shooting.
"I'm not sure," says young Connie Derby of Littleton. "But I think it's pretty stupid that people carry their guns around and shoot people."
Law enforcement officers are being told to be on the lookout for the red Ford Thunderbird, but not to approach it unless they have back-up, since the suspects are considered armed and dangerous.