Man arrested, victim identified following deadly Lincoln Co. shooting

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police confirm one person is dead after a shooting on Raintree Drive in Lincoln County Monday night, and one person is behind bars as a result.

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Police say they responded to the scene at 9:30 p.m. One trooper tried to perform CPR before the victim was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The Lincoln County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 31-year-old Kayla Francisco. Police say Francisco, a mother of four, was shot inside the home.

Authorities arrested Shawn E. Faulkner, 26, following an initial investigation. He is charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. It is unknown if he will face additional charges, as the death investigation is ongoing. Faulkner was placed in the Lincoln County Detention Center.

Officials say children were at the home at the time of the shooting.

The shooting occurred in a neighborhood, and one resident says these events do not happen often.

"You don’t hear about bad things going on, and if it is, it is nothing major," says nearby resident Kyle Mullins, "So it is really surprising to hear that maybe somebody got killed over here.”

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