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Husband and wife found dead near home after fatal shooting in Pike County, KSP reports

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 26, 2024

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police Pikeville Post is investigating a reported shooting in Pike County in which police found a husband and wife dead near their home on Tuesday.

According to KSP, police were called to the Shelby Gap community in Pike County regarding a shooting in the area on Tuesday. Investigators then responded to a home on Kelly Mountain Road and found that two people had been shot.

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Upon investigating, police reportedly discovered that the husband and wife, identified by police as 57-year-old Rickie Potter and 51-year-old Sabrina Potter from Shelby Gap, Kentucky, suffered fatal gunshot injuries near their home and were pronounced dead on the scene by the Pike County Coroner's Office, KSP reported.

Further investigation by police indicated that Rickie died from a "self-inflicted gunshot wound," KSP noted.

KSP is currently searching for any suspects at this time, officials reported.