2 dead in suspected murder-suicide in NKY

2 dead in suspected murder-suicide in NKY

BROOKSVILLE, Ky. (FOX19) - Two men are dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Bracken County early Monday, according to Kentucky State Police.

Authorities responded to the 1st Stop Gas Station in the 200 block of Frankfort Street in Brooksville about 1:20 a.m., said Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey Elliott.

A man and woman were in a vehicle parked on Frankfort Street when another man walked up to the passenger side and started shooting, KSP said in a press release.

After the man in the vehicle was shot, the male outside the vehicle shot himself, the release explained.

It was reported as a murder-suicide, but investigators are still working to confirm that, he said. The men did know each other and are “recent acquaintances.”

“We are working to determine what the exact cause was, why there was gunfire,” Elliott said.

The woman in the vehicle was not injured, state police said.

Kentucky State Police said autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday as this investigation continues.

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