Local

West Liberty victim attends court hearing for accused school shooter

The West-Liberty Salem shooting victim and his family are in court Friday morning to attend a scheduled competency hearing of his alleged assailant.

Logan Cole, who is recovering from two gunshot wounds to his chest and side that he suffered at West Liberty-Salem High School on Jan. 20, sat outside the courtroom in a brace.

>>EARLIER COVERAGE: Lawyer for accused West Liberty school shooter moves to close courtroom

>>RELATED: West Liberty suspect asked victim to shoot him, report says

The family said Logan Cole, 17, is supposed to get the brace off on April 20.

Ely Serna, the 17-year-old student who's been charged in connection with the school shooting, hadn't entered the courtroom by 10:15 a.m. The hearing was scheduled for 10 a.m.

>>DETAILS: West Liberty-Salem improving safety measures following school shooting

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE NEWS APPS FOR THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS