West Virginia man fatally shoots wife and himself while kids watch

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]