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State Police kill shooting suspect after standoff

ELKINS, W.Va. -- State Police say a standoff is over after troopers shot and killed a shooting suspect near Elkins.

Police arrived at the home Tuesday after a shooting victim was able to call 911. The victim was taken to the hospital, and a standoff ensued between police and the shooter, who remained inside the home.

Sgt. Michael Baylous said the suspect eventually came out of the house with a weapon. Baylous said the suspect posed a threat, and he was shot and killed.

The shooting victims' names were not immediately released.

The nearby Coalton Elementary School was locked down as a precaution after the first shooting. School officials said children were never in danger. They were allowed to go home before the standoff ended.


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