Deadly shooting in Graves County

HICKORY, Ky. (WTVQ) – At least one person has died as a result of a shooting in Graves County, according to Kentucky State Police.

Investigators say KSP Post 1 received reports of gunfire near apartment complexes on McKenzie Circle in the community of Hickory at around 6:35 p.m.

KSP says it appears to be an isolated incident. There is no evidence to indicate another threat in the vicinity, according to state police.

The name of the victim was not immediately disclosed.

Kentucky State Police and Detectives at Station 1 say they are following several leads. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police, ext. 1 at 270-856-3721.


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