One person is dead and one is in critical condition after an apparent murder suicide attempt in Carter County. It happened in the Hitchins community on Monday. 

According to Kentucky State Police, Troopers responded to a shots-fired call. They found two people in a residence on Winding Way. Both the male and the female had a single gunshot to their heads. The female was pronounced dead at the scene. The male was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital. 

According to Troopers, evidence indicates the male shot the female, then turned the gun on himself.