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State Police say shooting that killed two in Sutton appears to be murder/suicide

SUTTON — The West Virginia State Police believe a shooting that resulted in two fatalities Friday in Sutton was a murder/suicide, according to a press release issued Sunday morning.

“On Friday, March 24, 2023, Sgt D.L. Gordon and units from the Braxton County Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call of a shooting that occurred at Edgewood Acres in Sutton,” the release states. “When officers arrived on scene, they found Lorelei King, age 41, along with Leo Raymond King, age 63, both shot and in critical condition on the porch of the residence.

“Sgt. Gordon and Braxton County deputies began administering first aid to both subjects. Lorelei King and Leo Raymond King were transported by EMS and later succumbed to their injuries.

“The preliminary investigation indicates the incident stemmed from a domestic violence situation and appears to be a murder/suicide. Sgt Gordon was assisted by Cpl G.H. Jones and Trooper B.J. Wiley. This investigation remains active and ongoing.”

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