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Update::: BREAKING NEWS: 4 DEAD, SCHOOLS IN LOCKDOWN AS WEST VIRGINIA POLICE HUNT GUNMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR 3 SHOOTINGS

West Virginia state police launched a manhunt Monday for the suspect in three shootings that left four people dead, prompting schools to go on lockdown.

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Gunman in West Virginia shootings dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound

State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says two of the shootings happened in the Westover area and the other occurred in the Cheat Lake area in Monongalia County.

Baylous identified the two victims from the Cheat Lake shooting as 39-year-old Sharon Kay Berkshire of Westover and 28-year-old David Frum of Maidsville.

Jody Hunt, suspect

Jody Hunt, suspect

911 director Mike Wolfe says police are searching for Jody Hunt in the case. Hunt may be driving a black Ford F-150 pickup, model year 2011 or similar, with a sticker in the window and a blacked-out license plate, authorities told The Charleston Gazette.

As a precaution, all schools in Monongalia County were placed on lockdown, Westover police Sgt. M. Starsick said.

“In no way, shape or form have the schools been involved in this incident,” he told the newspaper.

More details weren’t immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

UPDATE

The gunman in three shootings that killed four people in West Virginia on Monday morning was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, State Police said.

Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover, was found Monday evening in the woods in the southern part of Monongalia County, located in the north-central part of the state. Two of the shootings happened in the Westover area and the other was in the Cheat Lake area, both in Monongalia County, authorities said.

State Police spokesman Lt. Dennis Johnson said Hunt’s body was found in “a power line right of way” around 7 p.m.

Source: Fox News

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