Schools under lockdown as West Viginia police hunt shooter

2014-12-01 21:25


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Morgantown - Police searched for a suspect following three shootings in north-central West Virginia that caused local schools to be placed on lockdown on Monday.

Monongalia County sheriff's Chief Deputy Perry Palmer said the shootings occurred on Monday morning. More details weren't immediately available and it wasn't immediately clear whether anyone was injured.

911 director Mike Wolfe said police are searching for Jody Hunt in the case. Police also are searching for a 2011 Ford F-150 extended cab truck with a license plate that's blacked out and unreadable.

"We ask that everyone stay vigilant and use their discretion about whether they should leave their homes," Wolfe said.

West Virginia University said there was no immediate threat to its campus.

"The incident is not associated with WVU nor did it occur on or near campus," the university said in a news release.

Palmer said officers from the West Virginia State Police, Westover Police and the Monongalia County Sheriff's Department are helping the investigation.

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