UPDATE: Names Released After Murder-Suicide In Nicholas County


UPDATE: NICHOLAS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – According to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department, during a child exchange at the GoMart in Craigsville, Vonly Ray York, of Shady Spring, shot and killed Luke Charles McElwain.

Investigators telling Newswatch that when deputies arrived on scene, that York then turned the gun and fatally shot himself.

No other details have been released at this time, but stay with Newswatch for continues updates.


UPDATE: Nicholas County deputies are investigating a murder-suicide at the GoMart in Craigsville.

The incident was reported Friday afternoon.

Deputies said that one man shot and killed another man, before shooting and killing himself.

Deputies said that the shooting was a result of a domestic situation and that there is no threat to the public.

The victims’ names have not been released.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.


CRAIGSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Emergency officials are on the scene of a shooting in Nicholas County.

Officials tell WOAY that the call came in at around 3:30 pm of shots fired at Go-Mart in Craigsville.

One person has been taken to the Hospital.  At this time we do not know how many people were involved or what caused the shooting.

Stay with WOAY NewsWatch online and on-air for more updates.


Tyler Barker

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