Update: Man who shot his wife before turning the gun on himself has died from his injuries. (W.VA)


Updated: 6:47 PM Mar 20, 2010


UPDATE: Couple Dead After Apparent Murder-Suicide

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department is investigating a murder-suicide.

Posted: 10:51 PM Mar 19, 2010
Reporter: Allison Herman
Email Address: allison.herman@wsaz.com

6 p.m. Story
Shooting Investigation

UPDATE @ 5:13 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The man deputies believe shot his wife before turning the gun on himself has died from his injuries.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says Leonard Hicks died at CAMC General Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the head Friday night.


Friends tell WSAZ.com that Hicks was on life support before he passed away Saturday afternoon.

Leonard's brother-in-law, Chris Shinaunt, said he never saw this coming.

"I knew they were having a little bit of trouble, but I didn't think it was this serious. I can't believe Leonard would do this."

Annetta worked at Lens Crafters as a Lab Technician for 17 years. Richa Nelson, co-worker, says she was working alongside of Annetta just an hour before she was shot by her husband.

Richa says Annetta had told freinds the couple was considering a divorce, but she says "we had no idea this was a possibility, a remote possibility at all."

The couple leaves behind two children, 17 and 19 -year-old boys.

UPDATE: Saturday, 12:15 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department believes a shooting late Friday night was an attempted murder-suicide.

Deputies responded to a home on Spring Fork Drive in the Cambells Creek area around 10:30 p.m.

They found Annetta Hicks,39, dead inside the house. She suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Her husband, Leonard, suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Leonard Hicks remains in the hospital on life support.

Deputies say evidence and information from witnesses indicates that this was a murder-suicide attempt.

UPDATE @ 11:45 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dispatchers in Kanawha County say a shooting in Campbell's Creek has killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

A family member on the scene says a male and female were involved. The family member says the two were in a relationship, and had been having problems recently. The female has died, and the male was taken to the hospital.

The identity of the people involved has not been released at this time. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department says they have just started their investigation, and should have more information to release Saturday morning.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the very latest information.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- At least one person has been shot to death late Friday night in the Campbell's Creek area, Metro 911 dispatchers say.

They say the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday along Springfork Drive in Campbell's Creek, and it appears to be an attempted murder-suicide.

Dispatchers say one person has died, but the other was still alive shortly before 11 p.m.

We have a crew on the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for updated information.

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