A West Virginia police chief says an officer shot and wounded a suspect while investigating a report of a stolen car.

Fairmont Police Chief Steve Shine told the Times West Virginian (http://bit.ly/28ZKO13) that officials are investigating why the officer shot at the vehicle Wednesday evening in a restaurant parking lot.

Shine says officers were called to the scene to investigate a report of a stolen car and found the vehicle with two occupants. He says the officer at some point fired at the driver, who was then taken to a hospital.

The newspaper reports West Virginia State Police are investigating. State police did not immediately return a phone call seeking information.

Police did not identify the officer or suspect.

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Information from: Times West Virginian, http://www.timeswv.com