Three separate shootings left four people dead in north-central West Virginia on Monday, and state police said they’re seeking one suspect in all the shootings.
State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said two of the shootings happened in the Westover area and the other was in the Cheat Lake area in Monongalia County.
Baylous identified the two victims from the Cheat Lake shooting as Sharon Kay Berkshire, 39, of Westover, and David Frum, 28, of Maidsville. Baylous had no details on the Westover shootings, saying other law enforcement agencies were handling them.
Monongalia County 911 director Mike Wolfe said police are seeking Jody Lee Hunt, 39, of Westover. Police also are searching for a 2011 Ford F-150 extended cab truck.
“We ask that everyone stay vigilant and use their discretion about whether they should leave their homes,” Wolfe said.
Further details weren’t immediately available. A call to Hunt’s home went unanswered.
Local schools were placed on lockdown, but West Virginia University in nearby Morgantown said there was no immediate threat to the campus. Classes resumed Monday following the Thanksgiving break.
“The incident is not associated with WVU nor did it occur on or near campus,” the university said in a news release.