UPDATE (6:22 p.m. on Friday, July 29): Officials are saying that all three people involved in the Summersville nail salon shooting worked at Jo’s Nails and Spa.

The shooter, Patrick Wayne Cater, was pronounced dead at the hospital after officers shot him, according to officials.

They say the victims, identified as husband and wife, were found dead inside the nail salon.


UPDATE (1:16 p.m. on Friday, July 29): The three people killed in an active shooter situation in Summersville have been identified.

Summersville Police say that the shooter killed by officers has been identified as Patrick Wayne Cater, and he was armed with a semiautomatic pistol.

The two victims of the shooting were identified as Khuyen Van Lee and Phi Anh Le. They were found dead at the scene.


UPDATE (11:18 a.m. on Friday, July 29): Three people are dead after an active shooter situation in Summersville on Thursday night.

Summersville PD says that they responded to an active shooter at Jo’s Nails in Summersville at 6:38 p.m. They say that the shooter shot and killed two people, and police officers engaged and shot the shooter.

The shooter was taken to Summersville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

West Virginia State Police are conducting an investigation.


SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOWK) — The Merchants Walk parking area is closed to the public, according to the Summersville Fire Department. They say only first responders are allowed in the parking lot.

The post ends up, “Sorry for the inconvenience but your corporation will be much appreciated.”

There is no context given for why the parking area is closed to the public.

This is a developing story.