State police: 6 dead in eastern Kentucky shooting

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 11, 2010 23:52

JACKSON, Kentucky  — A gunman in rural eastern Kentucky killed five people with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself Saturday, authorities said.

The shooting happened in a trailer park in the Mount Carmel community outside Jackson around 11:35 a.m. Saturday, Kentucky State Police and Breathitt County authorities said.

Sheriff Ray Clemons said the shooting appeared to be a domestic situation but it was too soon to make a complete determination.

Both Clemons and state Trooper Jody Sims say it's too early to release the names of the shooter or his victims. Sims said he had no information about the ages or relationships between the victims.

Breathitt County is located in the rugged eastern part of the state, almost 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Lexington.


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