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Police: W.Va. Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 5 Hurt, Including Suspect


Authorities in West Virginia say a woman was killed and five others — including the suspect — were hurt in a series of shootings.

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said the suspect, later identified as 45-year-old Michael Angelo McClanahan, was shot and wounded by officers and flown to a Pittsburgh hospital, where he’s recovering.

Fletcher says the first shooting was reported at 7:41 p.m. Wednesday and responding officers found a dead woman and a wounded male. A second shooting was reported about 15 minutes later, and officers found a woman wounded and two others injured.

Officers found McClanahan’s vehicle a short time later and attempted to stop it. Fletcher says the vehicle crashed into a home and a deputy engaged McClanahan, who was still presenting a threat, and shot him.

The investigation is ongoing.