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South Point man killed in shooting

January 24, 2019 GMT

SOUTH POINT, Ohio - A South Point, Ohio, man was fatally shot in what police say was a domestic violence situation in the parking lot of the McDonald’s located along U.S. 52 in South Point on Wednesday.

According to a news release from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting was reported around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Upon deputies’ arrival, they found Lawrence County EMS providing care to Joshua C. Jones, 39, of South Point, who was on the ground near a vehicle located toward the front of the parking lot.

Witnesses told deputies they heard gunshots and saw a white female flee the parking lot in a gray or white older model Chevrolet Impala, according to the release. A BOLO, or “be on the lookout,” was sent out for the vehicle for Ohio and surrounding states.

Jones was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital where he was later pronounced dead after suffering multiple gunshots.

“We are actively seeking a person of interest in this case,” Sheriff Jeff Lawless said in the release. “Our investigation leads us to believe that this is a situation of domestic violence, possibly concerning child custody.”

The investigation is ongoing.