1 dead in McDowell County shooting

RAYSAL, W.Va. (WVNS) - One person has died following a shooting at a home Friday, Dec. 22. 

West Virginia State Police tell 59 News they were initially called to the scene for an accidental shooting involving a gun underneath a pillow. 

Troopers said Emily Hatfield, 24, died as a result of a single gunshot wound. 

Troopers said once they arrived on scene they 
noticed Charles Kennedy, 27, acting erratic. 

Due to evidence collected on scene, Kennedy was arrested and charged with first degree murder and two counts of possession of a controlled substance after marijuana and meth were found. Troopers believe drugs played a factor in the crime. 

The homicide remains under investigation by West Virginia State Police. 

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