Two Taken to Hospital After Shooting in Mercer County

LASHMEET- Two people had to be taken to the hospital and one person is in custody after a shooting on Tuesday night in Lashmeet in Mercer County.

According to dispatch, they received a call about a shooting on Beeson Road around 9:30 PM. The incident was already over by the time authorities arrived. One man was taken to the hospital for a gun shot wound. State Police say he is still alive at this time. They say a younger woman was also taken to the hospital, but not for a gun shot wound.

The suspect is an older male relative of the male victim. He has been taken into custody by state police.

This story is continuing to develop so stick with Newswatch online and on air as we learn more.

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