W.Va. Lawmaker Unintentionally Shot

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Morgantown police say a state lawmaker was unintentionally shot by his son, who then apparently committed suicide.

Police said Monday in a news release that Delegate Anthony Barill was asleep early Saturday morning when a bullet went through the floor and the bed and hit him in the lower leg.

The 80-year-old Barill told police that his son, Bradley, might have fired the shot.

Police say members of a special police response team found Bradley Barill in the residence with wounds that appeared to be self-inflicted. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anthony Barill taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said Monday she had no information about him.

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