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Man Arrested After Quadruple Shooting


Four people were shot Wednesday morning at home in southern Kentucky, leaving one man dead.

It happened in the Mud Creek area of Whitley County, not far from the Tennessee border.

We're told the man who was killed is an 82-year-old man.

Investigators say his son and grandson were also shot as well as another person.

Police arrested Teddy Keith Hurst just after one Wednesday afternoon after a manhunt for several hours..

Police say Hurst broke into the victim's house this morning and ransacked it before the shooting.

ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY

One dead, three wounded in southeastern Kentucky shooting.

LOT, Ky. (AP) - A southeastern Kentucky man allegedly shot his way into a house early Wednesday morning, killing one man and injuring three others, police said.

Police in Whitley County received a call at 7:20 a.m. EDT that a shooting had occurred at a home near the Tennessee border, Sheriff Lawrence Hodge said.

Hodge said police organized a search for the suspect, Teddy Keith Hurst, 40, and arrested him Wednesday afternoon near the house where the shooting occurred.

A grandfather was killed and his son, grandson and a woman were wounded, but they suffered non-life threatening injuries, Hodge said. The grandfather was struck in the head, Hodge said.

Identities of the victims were not immediately available.

Hodge said Hurst, who is from Frakes in Bell County, allegedly shot his way into the house with an M1-style rifle and opened fire on the people inside.

Kentucky State Police trooper Don Trosper said Hurst will likely be charged with murder and three counts of either attempted murder or assault.

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