A manhunt was underway for a gunman suspected in three separate shootings Monday that left four dead in north-central West Virginia, including a woman who filed a domestic violence complaint against the man sought by police.[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”ymcgLQ0XFUM”]
State police said two of the shootings took place in the Westover area, near Morgantown, while the third occurred six miles (10km) east in an area known as Cheat Lake.
Authorities are searching for 39-year-old Jody Hunt, who police believe acted alone in all three shootings.
“We ask that everyone stay vigilant and use their discretion about whether they should leave their homes,” 911 director Mike Wolfe said.
Local schools were placed on lockdown on Monday, with the exception of nearby West Virginia University.
“The incident is not associated with WVU nor did it occur on or near campus,” the university said in a news release.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were assisting in the investigation and manhunt.