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UPDATE: Suspect and victims named in shooting at technical college

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UPDATE:

The deadly shooting on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College was likely a domestic situation, according to authorities.

Hazard police say Caitlin Cornett, 20, and Jackie Cornett, 53 were killed in the shooting.  A 17-year-old girl was also injured and sent to the U.K. Hospital.

Police say the shooter, Dalton Stidham, 21, used a semi-automatic pistol in the shooting. 
Stidham is being charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Authorities believe all those involved do not appear to have a connection with the college.

 


UPDATE:

 

The Hazard Community and Technical College issued the following statement in regard to Tuesday night's shooting incident.

Tonight at approximately 5:56 p.m. police were called to a shooting on the Hazard Campus of Hazard Community and Technical College (HCTC) located at One Community College Drive.  Police have confirmed two people were killed and a third person was injured.  This incident has shocked and saddened the HCTC community.

"Our thoughts and sympathy are with the families of the victims of this tragedy," said HCTC President Steve Greiner. "We are cooperating fully with the authorities and they have shared with us they do not believe the college was specifically targeted.  Fortunately our staff was prepared and responded quickly to secure our campus buildings to limit the impact of this shooting.  I am pleased with their response and I want to assure our students, staff and the community we will do all we can to maintain the safety and security of our college."

The Community College Drive (Highway 15) Campus will be closed Wednesday, January 16 as police continue their investigation of this shooting and the college community begins to heal from this tragedy.  All other HCTC campuses will be open.

Any inquiries related to the identities of those involved should be directed to police.  At this time it does not appear the victims or suspects were students or employees of HCTC.

UPDATE:

Police in Hazard, KY have just wrapped up a news conference after a shooting incident in the parking lot of the Hazard Community and Technical College on Tuesday evening.

Police said that a woman and a man were found dead in a car in the parking lot. A third victim was found outside the vehicle. Authorities have confirmed that two adults, a man and a woman, were killed in the incident. A third victim, a juvenile, survived and is being treated at a nearby hospital.

Police would not say if the victims were related, but said it's possible.

The suspect, a young man in his 20s, is in police custody. A murder weapon has been recovered.

Officials say that this shooting was not related to the school. Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen believes that an argument "spilled over to the campus".

Conor Duff is the college's evening coordinator. Duff said the shootings happened about 4:30 p.m. at the campus 90 miles southeast of Lexington. Duff said police then went through the school's two buildings to ensure no one else was at risk.

Classes and other activities at the tech school campus have been canceled for Wednesday.

UPDATE:

Two people were taken into custody. Only one is believed to be the shooter, according to CBS affiliate WKYT. Officials say that this shooting was not related to the school.

Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen believes that an argument "spilled over to the campus".

Hazard Police are planning a news conference for 9 p.m. at City Hall according to WKYT.


UPDATE:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen wounded in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college.

A police dispatcher told The Associated Press the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at Hazard Community & Technical college in Hazard, Ky. The dispatcher spoke on condition of anonymity because the coroner on site was the only official allowed to be quoted by name.

The dispatcher said the injured teen was being taken to the University of Kentucky hospital.

Conor Duff is the college's evening coordinator. Duff said the shootings happened about 4:30 p.m. at the campus 90 miles southeast of Lexington. Duff said police then went through the school's two buildings to ensure no one else was at risk.

Duff said the school was on lockdown.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


ORIGINAL:

Two people have been killed in a shooting at Hazard Community & Technical College in Hazard, Kentucky, according to CBS affiliate WKYT.

A third person was critically injured and has been transported to Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital according to WKYT.

Police have said that two suspects have come forward. It is not known if they were directly associated with the shooting according to WKYT.

Keep checking wowktv.com for updates on this developing story.