Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

WV State News

February 14, 2013

Schools near site of fatal Kanawha shooting closed

CHARLESTON — More than a dozen schools in eastern Kanawha County are closed following a fatal shooting in the area.

Police tell media outlets that the shooting occurred in Rand around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Deputies found the male victim in a car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He hasn’t been identified.

Kanawha County Sheriff Johnny Rutherford tells media outlets that police are questioning a person of interest.

No arrests have been made.

Kanawha County school officials initially placed 13 schools in the Rand area on a two-hour delay. The schools then were closed. They include Riverside High School, three middle schools and nine elementary schools.

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