WVSU put on lockdown after nearby shooting

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W. Va. (WSAZ) UPDATE 8/15/18 @9:30 p.m.
West Virginia State Police Troopers say that the people involved in a fatal shooting Wednesday night knew each other.

First Sgt. Michael Anderson says that Andre Leonard, who is in his mid to late twenties, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

Troopers say they are speaking with a person of interest but are not releasing any suspect information at this time.

They add while there is no immediate threat to the area Troopers say it is a good idea for neighbors to stay vigilant.

The incident was reported shortly after six Wednesday evening on Elm Street in Institute.

UPDATE 8/15/18 @ 8:00 p.m.
West Virginia State University was put on a precautionary lockdown following a deadly shooting in Institute Wednesday evening.

A spokesperson for the school said students and facility were issued that lockdown after the shooting on Elm Street which is one block away from the school's campus.

The lockdown lasted for about two hours and since has been lifted.

West Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate the deadly shooting that happen in the 100 block of Elm Street.

One person was shot and has died from their injuries.

Troopers are scene, no information has been released about a possible suspect.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/15/18
Metro 911 dispatchers say one person is dead after a shooting in Institute Wednesday evening.

The shooting took place in the 100 block of Elm Street near a residential area shortly after six o'clock.

Right now, there is no information on the suspect wanted in connection with the shooting.

Kanawha County Sheriff's Deputies are on scene investigating.