Candlelight Vigil To Be Held For Victim That Was Shot To Death At GoMart in Nicholas County

UPDATE: NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A victim that was shot dead at GoMart in Nicholas County will be remembered by a candlelight vigil on Wednesday.

The Webster County Memorial Hospital released the following press release: “On Friday, we tragically lost a member of our Webster County Memorial Hospital family, Dr. Luke McElwain. Luke was a beloved doctor, father, son, friend and co-worker and we begin our week with heavy hearts at Webster County Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Luke McElwain served as Medical Director of Emergency Services for WCMH and was an intricate part of the Webster community.  Born and raised in Webster County, Dr. McElwain always called this area home and had a deep heartfelt purpose of providing quality healthcare to the residents of the area through his work at WCMH.

We offer our deepest sympathies to Luke’s family, friends, co-workers and the patients he served.

This is a difficult time for the Webster community and we would like to invite everyone to come together to celebrate Luke and his life with a candlelight vigil.  “Light a Candle for Luke” will be held Wednesday, September 26th at Webster County Memorial Hospital at 7:00 p.m.  Please join us as we celebrate and honor the life and remembrance of Dr. Luke McElwain.”


UPDATE: NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – According to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department, during a child exchange at the GoMart in Craigsville, Vonly Ray York, of Shady Spring, shot and killed Luke Charles McElwain.

Investigators telling Newswatch that when deputies arrived on the scene, that York then turned the gun and fatally shot himself.

No other details have been released at this time, but stay with Newswatch for continues updates.


UPDATE: Nicholas County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide at the GoMart in Craigsville.

The incident was reported Friday afternoon.

Deputies said that one man shot and killed another man, before shooting and killing himself.

Deputies said that the shooting was a result of a domestic situation and that there is no threat to the public.

The victims’ names have not been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.


CRAIGSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Emergency officials are on the scene of a shooting in Nicholas County.

Officials tell WOAY that the call came in at around 3:30 pm of shots fired at Go-Mart in Craigsville.

One person has been taken to the Hospital.  At this time we do not know how many people were involved or what caused the shooting.

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