Woman killed in shock 'CROSSBOW' shooting as cops hunt assailant

Woman killed in shock 'CROSSBOW' shooting as cops hunt assailant

A WOMAN has been killed in an alleged crossbow shooting as cops hunt for the assailant.

The incident took place at roughly 9.30pm on Monday night in St Albans, West Virginia.

At the scene, officers found the victim with a crossbow wound.

Police officers confirmed that a woman was killed after being struck by the weapon, a local ABC affiliate reported.

Cops said that they are questioning several people to figure out whether the shooting was intentional or accidental.

The incident was first reported as a stabbing, before the weapon was identified.

The St Albans Police Chief told WSAZ that it appears to be an isolated incident with no threat to the community.

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