Man Charged in Deadly Institute Shooting

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UPDATE (11:00 8/18/18):

West Virginia State Police have arrested Juan Chic as the person of interest wanted in connection to the deadly shooting in Institute. State officials say Chic is being charged with murder. 

UPDATE (1:45 8/17/18):

West Virginia State Police have identified Juan Chic as a person of interest in the fatal shooting Wednesday night in Institute. 


West Virginia State Police say one person is dead following a shooting in Institute. 

It happened on the 100 block of Elm Street. According to First Sgt. Michael Anderson, Andre Leonard died from multiple gun shot wounds. 

According to state police, officials are speaking with a person of interest. Officials say the shooting was not random. 

The incident was reported shortly after 6 Wednesday evening. Nearby West Virginia State University was placed on lockdown while officials searched the nearby neighborhood. That precautionary lockdown was lifted around 8. 

Troopers say neighbors face no real threat. However, they urge the public to stay vigilant. 

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