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Two Killed, Teen Wounded in Shooting at Hazard Community College

Two people were killed and a teen was wounded after shots were fired on the campus of Hazard Community & Technical College:


Stephen Greiner, president of the school, said the shooting happened in the parking lot of the First Federal Center Building on campus sometime before 6 p.m.

The school went into lockdown after the shooting. Greiner said the buildings had been searched and there was no shooter inside.

By just after 7 p.m., Greiner said he had gone with police to release students and faculty in one of two buildings on campus where classes were being held when the shooting happened. He said they were in the process of releasing those in the second building. He said police were interviewing those inside as they went.

Greiner said officials "have no idea at this point" what prompted the shooting.

Read more: Herald-Leader

Two people have turned themselves in to the Kentucky State Police. The Kentucky Community & Technical College System confirmed the two deaths via its Twitter account. It also announced that the campus, which was placed on lockdown Tuesday evening, would be closed Wednesday.

The Herald-Leader is offering updates via Twitter. The latest information is that the victims were a male and a female and the wounded teen is a female juvenile. The shooting is not believed to have any tie to the college. A semi-automatic pistol was recovered at the scene.

See also: Herald-Leader photo slideshow from the scene