Shooting Investigation

Feb 23, 2013 5:26 PM

Two Brothers Dead In Accidental Shooting

Two Somerset brothers are dead following a shooting in Pulaski County.

It happened on Saturday morning at a home on Slate Branch Spur in the Slate Branch community.

When police arrived to the scene they found two men, Kyle Thacker and Kody Thacker, dead.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department says the home belongs to Josh Flynn, Lindsey Wilson and Christopher Stigall. Kody and Kyle Thacker and another man, Bryan Blankenship, were visiting the home.

Deputies say Kyle Thacker was asleep on the living room recliner when his brother, Kody, was on a nearby couch. According to the sheriff's department, Kody picked up a 12-gauge shotgun, it discharged and accidentally shot Kyle in the head. Deputies say Kody was distraught and turned the gun on himself, taking his own life.

Kyle was 24-years-old and Kody was 19-years-old.

The sheriff's department says this appears to be a "horrible tragedy and no foul play is suspected." The investigation, however, is ongoing.

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