1 dead, others injured in series of W. Va. shootings

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A woman was killed and others injured, including the shooter

New Cumberland, W. Va. (WTRF) – One person is dead and others were injured following a series of shootings Wednesday night just over the Ohio line in New Cumberland, West Virginia.

The first call about the shootings came in at about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday.

When police arrived on the scene, they found 58-year-old Sandra Brown dead in a rural home on Judge Drive. Another victim, 31-year-old Travis Choina, was shot but still alive.

Choina was transported to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

About 15 minutes later, police said they were called to a home on Clearview Street for a drive-by shooting that left a woman shot in the stomach and two men injured from shrapnel.

Police said the suspect in that shooting, 45-year-old Michael McClanahan, fled the scene.

Officers were able to track McClanahan’s vehicle down and tried to stop him but he continued to drive. Officials trapped the driver in a location on Locust Hill Drive where there was an officer-involved shooting and McCanahan was shot.

According to WTRF, McCanahan is the significant other of the woman who was found dead. However, they didn’t link him to that shooting yet.

The shootings sparked a “shelter in place” warning from local police and a local hospital was locked down near one of the shooting locations. Also, a scrimmage at Oak Glen High School was cut short on reports of shots fired near the school. Players and fans gathered in the gym until the situation was under control.

Officials said the McCanahan, who had a gunshot wound to the neck, was flown by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story reported that two people had been killed. Only one person is dead.

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