UPDATE 4: Suspect shot by law enforcement; one confirmed dead, several others injured in Hancock County shooting

NEW MANCHESTER – Authorities say one woman is dead and several others were injured during a shooting incident Wednesday evening.

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said late Wednesday that the suspect was shot by a law enforcement officer, and the male suspect was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital and later airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital.

No details were immediately released on the condition of the suspect.

Neither Fletcher nor Chief Deputy Art Watson stated a motive for the shooting saying the investigation is still under way.

The female was killed inside of a residence, and at least three crime scenes were identified by authorities.

The suspect was apprehended at a residence along Locust Hill Road, according to Watson. A pickup truck was seen at the residence, and the truck ended up striking the home.

Female was shot inside a trailer along state Route 8. She was reportedly shot in the abdomen. Two other people inside the trailer were injured, but officer did not say if the injuries were from gunshots. A dog inside the trailer was shot.

Fletcher said law enforcement answered multiple unfounded shots-fired calls around the county after word of the New Manchester situation spread.

The West Virginia State Police is investigating the officer-related shooting.

Fletcher and Watson praised and thanked the response from area emergency response agencies.


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