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Coroner: Clay County shooting now murder investigation

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The coroner has confirmed to WKYT that the victim in the Clay County shooting was shot multiple times. The coroner tells us this case is now a murder investigation.

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CLAY CO, Ky. (WKYT) - Neighbors say a woman who routinely checked on the welfare of 59 year old Carl House found the man dead inside his home about 6 o’clock Wednesday night.

“It’s a sad thing, I hate to see death come to anybody,” said neighbor Ben Cupp who says he’s known the victim all his life.

The coroner says House was shot multiple times. He calls it murder.

“It’s in the early stages of the investigation. We’re saying it’s a death investigation,” said KSP Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

“It makes you wonder about your neighborhood. Wonder if you could be next,” said Cupp.

Neighbors also say that House had been the victim of an attack in his home last November. They say then he was ‘left for dead’ with serious head injuries.

“I came over here that night when the law came over here, he was sitting here, the bloodiest man you ever saw,” said Cupp.

Whether the two events are related is not known. House did have some health problems. Most of the time, he lived alone, neighbors said.

“He was a sick man. Had Lung problems. Lungs were only about 35 to 40% on their own,” said Cupp.

But why he’s dead…at least for now remains a mystery.

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