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Mass Shooting in Kentucky Leaves 4 Dead, Several Injured

July 6, 2024




A devastating mass shooting in the early hours of Saturday has left four people dead and several others fighting for their lives, according to the Florence Police Department.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. at a residence on Ridgecrest Drive. Police were alerted to the scene following multiple calls reporting an active shooter. Upon arrival, officers discovered four deceased individuals and several others with injuries. The exact number of injured victims and the extent of their injuries have not yet been disclosed.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, leading police on a high-speed chase. The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a ditch on Dale Heimbrock Way near Hicks Pike. Police found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims or the suspect, pending notification of next of kin. The motive behind the shooting remains under investigation.

In a statement, the Florence Police Department assured the community that there is no ongoing threat to the public. However, they have iIn a tragic event early Saturday, a mass shooting at a home on Ridgecrest Drive has resulted in the deaths of four individuals, with several others sustaining injuries. The Florence Police Department responded to multiple reports of an active shooter at approximately 3 a.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered the fatalities and injured victims.

The suspect, who fled the scene in a vehicle, was apprehended after a police chase ended in a crash on Dale Heimbrock Way near Hicks Pike. Found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead. The identities of the victims and the suspect are currently withheld pending family notifications.

Chief John McDermott of the Florence Police Department confirmed there is no ongoing threat to the public, though increased patrols will be in place to ensure community safety. Authorities have yet to determine the motive behind the shooting and are urging anyone with information to contact their tip line.

As the community grapples with this tragedy, local leaders are organizing a vigil to honor the victims. Further details will be shared as the investigation progresses.


Credit: Fox19 Now

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