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Shots fired in Hinton; cars, homes, school hit

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UPDATE: School officials are allowing parents to pick up students at Summers  County Middle School. The school is classified as being 'on lockdown' status. 

Students who go home will not be counted absent and testing for the day has been canceled. However, police in Hinton are advising parents not to pick their children up from school. They say there is no evidence to led them to believe the middle school was specifically targeted. 

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HINTON (WVVA)- Law Enforcement in Summers County is searching for the driver of a maroon or dark red pick-up truck.

Deputies say shots were fired from a truck at several homes and vehicles.

According to Deputy Timothy Adkins with the Summers County Sheriff's Office, he received a call at 4:24 AM on Tuesday.

The caller said shots were fired on Temple Street.

Deputy Adkins says he can confirm shots were fired from Fourth Avenue all the way to Eighth Avenue. Bullets hit three cars, a home and Summers County Middle School.

Witnesses say shots were fired from a dark red or maroon newer model Dodge pick-up truck, extended cab, with a lift.

If you have any information that can help authorities, please contact Hinton Police. 

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