Two Surrender After Kentucky Community College Shooting That Left At Least Two Dead

on January 15 2013 9:03 PM
Hazard Community and Technical College
Two men surrendered Tuesday evening after a shooting incident at Hazard Community and Technical College in Kentucky left at least two people dead and another wounded earlier that day, according to state authorities. Google Maps

Two men surrendered Tuesday evening after a shooting incident at Hazard Community and Technical College in Kentucky left at least two people dead and another wounded earlier that day, according to state authorities.

The shootings took place in a parking lot at the community college, located in Hazard, an eastern Kentucky town 90 miles southeast of Lexington, and the injured teen was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington, according to Fox News.

The incident was confirmed by a dispatcher who refused to give his name because he was not allowed to be officially quoted, Fox News reported Tuesday evening.

Despite the gravity of the situation, Perry County Coroner Jimmy Maggard said he had not been called to respond as of 7:30 p.m., according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Kentucky State Police spokesman Tony Watts told the Herald-Leader two people surrendered to police at a Hazard State Police post, saying they had "knowledge of the situation."

They were reportedly later turned over to Hazard City Police, who are the lead investigators on the case, and Kentucky State Police are providing support, the AP reported.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's office said it is monitoring the situation, spokeswoman Kerri Richardson told WDRB News.

Conor Duff, Hazard Community and Technical College evening coordinator, told WDRB the shootings took place around 4:30 p.m. He added that police swept the school's two buildings then put the college on lockdown.

Buddy Rogers, a spokesman for Kentucky Emergency Management, confirmed the shootings to the Associated Press.

Stephen Greiner, the community college's president, told the Herald-Leader the shootings occurred in the parking lot of the First Federal Center Building before 6 p.m.

Greiner told the newspaper he had "no idea at this point" why the shootings happened:

"There were no witnesses in the buildings," Greiner said. "Of course, it's a tragedy and they still can't believe it would happen on our campus."

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