Police investigating murder at Rockcastle County home

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say a murder investigation is underway after a man was found shot to death in a home Friday night.

Police say they were called to a home on Abway Street in Mount Vernon around 7 p.m. where 71-year-old Bennie Sanders was found dead.

Police say the shooting could have stemmed from a home invasion there.

"Detectives are on the scene right now, and will be for quite some time," Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran said around 10 p.m. Friday. "There's a lot of residences down there, close to where the victim's house is at, and they'll be knocking on doors, doing a lot of interviews tonight."

Kentucky State Police also haven't released any information about possible suspects. They're asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the time of the murder to call KSP London Post at 606-878-6622.