Western Kentucky – Shooting at a men’s homeless center in Kentucky left two dead and four injured, authorities have taken the suspect into custody, reports said.
“A suspect was arrested Thursday night after police say he opened fire on a homeless shelter in Kentucky, killing two people and injuring four others,” USA Today Tweeted.
On Thursday, around 7:40 pm, Henderson Police Chief Sean McKinney revealed that the area officers heard the sound of the firearm discharge at Harbor House Christian Center and later found four injured people with gunshot wounds.
Later the department confirmed that two of the four victims died due to the severeness of the wound and the surviving victims were said to be in better condition, reported gt. Lucas Oliver on early Friday.
According to McKinney, a suspect identified as Kenneth Gibbs had been taken into custody right after the shooting.
The Police Chief further said that the authorities could identify the gunman with a witness’s help as the suspect had previously stayed at the shelter.
After the shooting at around 9:47 p.m, the area police spotted the suspect’s vehicle near Hayes Boat Ramp, residing three or fewer miles from the shelter revealed, McKinney.
A few minutes later, police caught the suspect who was still carrying the firearm, and took him into their custody.
It is yet to determine what charges Gibbs will face or whether some shelter victims were involved in the shooting.
On Friday, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear expressed sorrow for the victims, saying, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Henderson this morning after a senseless act of violence took the lives of two people and left four injured.”
The Tweet further reads that “Britainy and I pray that the injured recover quickly and we give thanks to our brave first responders. Henderson, we stand with you.” According to the information on Facebook, Harbor House is a “safe harbor for men in need.” It is a ‘Christian-based’ shelter for homeless men.