Virginia Police: Gunman who shot 4 deputies, 2 fatally, is dead (video).

Two Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies remained hospitalized in serious condition…

Two Buchanan County Sheriff’s deputies remained hospitalized in serious condition – one with life-threatening injuries – after they were shot Sunday by a man who’d earlier killed two of their fellow deputies using a high-powered, long-range rifle.

The deputies who died were responding to an emergency call regarding a larceny in progress at the Rogers Service Center in Vansant, Virginia State Police Sgt. Steve Lowe said.

They were shot from a distance, by a man hiding in the woods on the nearby mountain.

The injured deputies were shot some time later, Lowe said, as they were helping to set up a search perimeter for the law enforcement officers from a half dozen agencies in the region who were arriving to help apprehend the suspect.

The injured deputies were caught off guard, Lowe said. They, too, were shot from a distance.

Source: Claire Galofaro and Allie Robinson for tricities.com.

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