1 dead, several injured in Kentucky high school shooting

PUBLISHED Tue, January 23, 2018 - 10:17am EST

At least one person has been killed and several others have been injured after a shooting at a high school in rural Kentucky, local and state officials say. The suspected shooter is in custody.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday when officers were called to a shooting at Marshall County High School, which is located near Benton, about 98 miles (158 kilometers) northwest of Nashville.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin confirmed that one person was killed and "multiple" others have been injured. The exact number of injured was not immediately known, but at least three people were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Detective Jody Cash, a spokesperson for the Kentucky State Police, said the suspect was taken into custody and the scene is secure. There was no immediate word on the shooter's identity or what may have been the motive.

Governor Bevin called the shooting a "tremendous tragedy" for the community. "It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County," he said. "As there is still much unknown, I encourage people to love on each other at this time."

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  Benton, KY     





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