A shooting in Fayette County leaves one person dead

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred on Chestnutburg Road early this morning.

Sheriff Mike Fridley says a subject was brought to Plateau Medical Center early this morning who had suffered a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased by hospital staff. No foul play is suspected at this time. However, investigators with the Sheriff’s Department are working to determine the exact circumstances.

If you have any information regarding this incident, contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304-574-3590 or through our Facebook page “Fayette County Sheriff’s Department,” or you can contact Crime Stoppers of West Virginia at 304-255-STOP. This incident remains under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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