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KSP Investigating Multiple Shooting in Lacenter, KY

Date of News Release: 02/02/2016

(Lacenter, KY.) - At approximately 3:00 a.m. on February 2nd, Kentucky State Police Post 1 received a call from the Ballard County Sheriff's Office requesting KSP to investigate an alleged shooting of two Ballard County women. Investigators responded and discovered that 18 year-old Theresa L. Hughes of Lacenter, KY had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Another crime scene was located nearby and 21 year-old Caitlin L. Houston of Lacenter, KY was located with a gunshot wound to the leg. Houston was transported to Western Baptist Hospital where she remains in stable condition. Investigators determined that Hughes and Houston had been shot by Houston's boyfriend, 22 year-old Shaquille Q. Edwards of Lacenter, KY. He was located at the scene when officers arrived and was taken into custody without incident. Criminal Charges are currently pending. The investigation continues by Detective Cory Hamby.

KSP is being assisted on scene by The Ballard County Sheriff's Office, The Lacenter Police Department, and Ballard County EMS.