One dead, multiple wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

A suspect was in custody on Tuesday after a shooting at a high school in western Kentucky left one person dead and multiple others wounded, Governor Matt Bevin and state police said in posts on Twitter.

Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us…

— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018

Kentucky State Police said on Twitter that more details would be available soon about the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

“The scene is secured, (and) the suspect is in custody,” police said.

UPDATE: KSP confirms a Marshall Co Deputy apprehended the shooter.
Please be patient as we work to confirm details.

— KY State Police (@kystatepolice) January 23, 2018

Gunman storms high school in Texas

A Marshall County sheriff’s deputy took the shooter into custody, Sergeant Josh Lawson, a state police spokesperson, said by phone. Lawson had no further details about the shooter or the extent of the injuries.

School officials and the county sheriff could not immediately be reached for further details.

Marshall County has a population of about 31,000 people.

Authorities are investigating whether human error or a technical fault was to blame

  • Three dead, six wounded in rare shooting in China

    Gun violence is rare in China, where the government tightly restricts ownership of firearms

  • At least four killed in California school shooting

    Two students wounded; police have killed the assailant

    Original news :