Two dead in connected Doddridge Co. murder & suicide

SMITHBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Two people are dead following a shooting and connected suicide, according to deputies in Doddridge County.

Doddridge County deputies were called to the Smithburg area around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for an active shooting situation. They found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds when they got there. She died from her injuries.

The suspect took off toward Route 50. Police caught up with the person in Ritchie County following a pursuit. Deputies say that's when the suspect committed suicide.

WTAP will keep you updated as more details come in.

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