RINEYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two women were found shot to death at a central Kentucky home Tuesday after the 9-year-old son of one of the victims called police and said he had heard gunfire and the women weren't moving, officials said.
The child was one of three whom police found unharmed in the home in Rineyville, about 35 miles south of Louisville.
Tracy D. Burke, 31, and her former mother-in-law, Karen D. Comer, 53, both lived at the residence. Authorities believe the women had been dead overnight.
The boy who called police is 9 years old, and the others are 5 and about 2, police said.
"We had a child to call in, the child was scared, called in and said that the people here were not moving," said Lt. Shannon West of Kentucky State Police, which was investigating.
Police said the children heard gunshots and hid in the house for hours before calling police shortly before 1 p.m. EDT.
"They were fearful through the night, I guess, of calling and the oldest child called today," he said Tuesday.
The children were in the care of a crisis intervention team.
"We don't know exactly what they've seen because we haven't been able to interview them yet," West said. "Right now, their physical and emotional welfare is our first priority."
No weapons were found at the scene, and there were no suspects, police said.
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