Mass shooting in Kentucky kills 4 as more victims fight for their lives

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At least four people and one suspect are dead after a shooting in Kentucky early Saturday, Fox 19 reports, citing the Florence Police Department.

The shooting took place at around 3 a.m. at a home in Ridgecrest Drive.

Police were called to the scene after receiving calls about an active shooter. 

They found at least four people dead at the scene and others injured. 

Florence Kentucky Police Cruiser

Several people were killed in an early morning shooting in Florence, Kentucky.  (Florence Police Department)

The suspect reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle, sparking a police chase, but crashed into a ditch on Dale Heimbrock Way near Hicks Pike. 

He was found by police with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police Caution Tape Crime Scene

Police caution tape at a crime scene. (iStock)


The victims and the suspect have not been named.

Florence Police Department says there is currently no threat to the public.

This is a breaking news story — check back for updates. 

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