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Two Shot in McDowell County Incident

A man has been shot and a female has suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an incident that occurred late last night (April 21) in McDowell County. Their identities have not been released.

At about 11 p.m. Sunday, McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting on the 3500 block of U.S. Highway 221 North in Marion. Upon arrival, they found a male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. He was flown to Mission Hospital in Asheville for treatment. A search for the female suspect by Deputies and U.S. Marshals led to the location of her abandoned vehicle this morning (April 22) in the surrounding area. A short time later, Deputies found the female, who had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was transported to an unspecified hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office says there is no ongoing threat to the community at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be released at a later time.