Nicholas woman says her own gun was used against her

MT. LOOKOUT, W.Va. — The search for a shooter continued Thursday in Nicholas County.

Deputies with the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department said a Mt. Lookout woman claimed she was shot by a masked man with her own gun on her front porch on Wednesday morning.

The woman, 20, of Mt. Lookout said she grabbed her gun – a pistol – to investigate a noise she had heard outside at around 7 a.m. Wednesday.  While she was on her porch, the woman said a man grabbed her from behind and, in the ensuing struggle, took her gun.

She was shot in the left lower leg before, she said, the man fled.

As of Thursday, the investigation was ongoing.

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