Sheriff’s Department responds to Wyoming County shooting

PINEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Several members of the Sheriff’s department were on the scene to investigate the shooting on Wednesday.

Officers found the victim when they pulled up to Oceana. The identity of the victim has since been confirmed as Michael Douglas Kennedy, 40, of Long Branch.

“Once we got on scene, we started our investigation as far as speaking with witnesses and individuals that might have seen or heard of anything that went on,” said Sheriff’s Department Captain Tommy Blankenship. “I also brought a few over to the Sheriff’s office to be interviewed and get some video statements done. At this time, the investigation is still ongoing. We’ve still got some other witnesses to speak with and some more evidence to try to get.”

Blankenship took over the lead investigation on the case once he arrived on scene.