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Shots fired near technical campus, police searching for shooter

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Police are searching for a man who they say fired shots in the roof of a home near the technical campus of Hazard Community and Technical College on Tuesday night.

It happened at a home on Walker Branch Road about 8:30pm.

Officers believe the man, who they think is intoxicated, left the home on foot after he fired the shots.

Hazard Police Deputy Chief Joe Engle says they did not find the gun at the scene and believe he still has it with him.

HCTC officials put the technical campus on lockdown as a precaution. There were about 30 students there for night classes when the incident happened. No one was hurt.

Police have not released the identity of the shooter.

If you have any information about the shooting, call Hazard Police at 606-436-2222.


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