Two people died of gunshot wounds and another was injured Thursday in a shooting near Blue Sulphur Springs. 

In a press release from the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department, Sheriff Bruce Sloan reported his deputies, Greenbrier Valley Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force and West Virginia State Police were called shortly after 2 p.m. to a residence on Snake Run Road.

Erica Dawn Martin, 25, of Alderson, had died of gunshot wounds at the scene. 

Joe Aaron Baker, 61, also of Alderson, was also reported dead on the scene as a result of a single gunshot wound.

Robert Lee Flook, 32, of Rupert, was treated on scene by Quinwood Ambulance for a gunshot wound and was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center. 

According to the press release, autopsies were performed on Martin and Baker at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Charleston Friday in an attempt to establish the sequence of events that led to their deaths. 

Based upon investigative findings, in conjunction with autopsy results, the following was determined: 

Martin and Flook arrived by vehicle at a residence on Snake Run Road. Upon their arrival Baker was performing yard work at that residence. Both individuals exited the vehicle. Baker approached Flook and spoke with him regarding his belief that Flook and Martin were responsible for a recent theft at his nearby residence. A verbal altercation ensued between Flook and Baker.

Baker fired a handgun at Flook, who received two nonfatal gunshot wounds and was later transported to Charleston Area Medical Center. Baker then fired the weapon at Martin.

Martin was struck three times and died at the scene.

Baker subsequently died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the report said.

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