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UPDATE: Suspect killed after standoff with WV State Police near Elkins

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ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say a standoff is over after troopers shot and killed a shooting suspect near Elkins.

Police arrived at the home Tuesday after a shooting victim was able to call 911. The victim was taken to the hospital, and a standoff ensued between police and the shooter, who remained inside the home.

Sgt. Michael Baylous says the suspect eventually came out of the house with a weapon. He says the suspect posed a threat, and he was shot and killed.

Further details, including the shooting victims' names, were not immediately released.

The nearby Coalton Elementary School was locked down as a precaution after the first shooting. School officials say children were never in danger. They were allowed to go home before the standoff ended.

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W.Va. State Police in standoff with shooter
   
ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia State Police say an elementary school in Randolph County is on lockdown after a nearby shooting, but the children are not in any danger.
   
Sgt. Michael Baylous says the shooting occurred Tuesday afternoon at a house across from the Coalton Elementary school, about 12 miles west of Elkins.
   
Baylous says details about the shooting are unclear, but the victim was able to call 911 and has been taken to a hospital. The shooter is believed to be inside the house, and police are now in a standoff.
   
Baylous says children will be kept inside the school for now, where they are safe.
   
He says authorities will release more information when they can.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)