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2nd Victim Of Drive-By Shooting In Corbin ID’d, In Critical Condition

Posted at 10:49 AM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 10:49:59-04
Photo courtesy of Kentucky State Police

CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police on Monday identified the second of two men wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning, and said they still are trying to figure out who attacked them.

Authorities say 50-year-old Rick Mitchell of Corbin is in critical condition at the University of Kentucky Medical Center with gunshot wounds to the head and leg.

Officials said troopers were called out about 4 a.m. to a home in the 11100 block of Kentucky Highway 6.

KSP says someone in a Chevrolet Suburban drove up to the area and fired multiple rounds into a black cargo trailer. Two people were inside the trailer at the time, troopers said.

In addition to Mitchell, officials said, 31-year-old Curtis Helton of Corbin suffered a non-life-threatening wound to the leg.

“KSP also doesn’t feel the public is in any harm in that area,” officials said in a statement.

Nonetheless, neighbors in the area say crime and law enforcement activity are not unusual and they are concerned.

KSP troopers are now trying to find the Chevrolet Suburban that may have been travelling on Kentucky Highway 6. Authorities are asking anyone who saw the truck or knows who owns it to call KSP Post 10 at 606-573-3131.