West Virginia man fatally shoots wife and himself while kids watch

By David Edwards
Thursday, January 2, 2014 14:33 EDT
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West Virginia State Police were investigating on Thursday after a man reportedly shot and killed his wife and them himself while children were watching.

According to WOWK, the shooting occurred in the Comfort area of Boone County on Joe’s Creek Road at around 9 a.m.

Investigators believed that the man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The wife was found with at least two gunshot wounds.

Children, ages 6 and 10, ran screaming from the home, a neighbor said. The children were later placed in a foster home by Child Protective Services.

Two pistols were recovered from inside the home, state police said.

Watch this video from WCHS-TV, broadcast Jan. 2, 2013.

[Portrait of a young abused frightened girl via Shutterstock]

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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