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Jan 15, 2013 9:41 PM

Two Dead, One Wounded In Shooting At Community College In Eastern Ky

Two people were shot and killed and a teenager wounded Tuesday in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college, authorities said.

Police tell LEX 18 the shooting happened just before 6:00 pm in the parking lot of the First Federal Center at Hazard Community & Technical College. Authorities say the building is the property of the college, but the shooter never entered the school.

The teenager was flown to the University of Kentucky hospital.

It's not known of any of the people involved are students, but police say the shooting was not school related.

Two people showed up at the Kentucky State Police post in Hazard and said they were involved in the shooting, police spokesman Tony Watts said. One of those people is believed to be the shooter. The other is a relative of the suspect.

Conor Duff, the college's evening coordinator, said the school was on lockdown following the shooting at the campus, 90 miles southeast of Lexington. Police searched the school's two buildings and determined that no one else was at risk, Duff said.

Classes had resumed Monday at the campus after the holiday break, according to the college's website, which also posted that there had been an incident and asked students to stay away from the main campus.

The college's academic programs range from associate's degrees in arts and sciences to career-focused training in mining technology and heavy-equipment operation.


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