There have been reports of an active gunman in Allen, Kentucky. Several police officers were shot, the sheriff told local television station WSAZ.
John Hunt, Floyd County Sheriff said WSAZ-TV that several officers were taken to different hospitals and that the shooting “involves multiple victims from different agencies.”
The sheriff told the TV station the shooting happened as deputies were trying to serve a “court-issued warrant” and the suspect opened fire and then barricaded himself. The condition of the officials is still unclear. WOWKtv reported that Floyd County legislators are among the victims.
“@ATFLouisville’s Ashland and London offices are responding to a shooting and an armed person barricaded in Floyd County, Kentucky. @kystatepolice is the point of contact and will post more information as it becomes available,” the ATF’s Louisville office wrote on Twitter.
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There are reports of several police officers being shot dead in an “active scene”.
Hodgenville Police Department wrote on Facebook, “Reports from Floud County, KY state that several police officers have been shot and the scene is still active. Please pray for our brothers tonight as they will surely need them.”
The Magoffin County Sheriff’s Department wrote: “Our hearts are heavy tonight. We would like to ask you to pray for our law enforcement colleagues and first responders who are dealing with the critical situation in Allen. Every day when an officer goes out, he never knows if he’ll make it home. These are special people with a desire to put the lives of others ahead of their own. Please pick them up… they need you now!”
People in Allen have posted videos showing the massive law enforcement response
People living in the area have posted videos on Facebook showing the massive response from law enforcement.
Helicopters flew overhead. The suspect’s name and motive have not yet been released. The shooting broke out on the evening of June 30, 2022.
There have been unconfirmed reports of a kidnapping. Fox Lexington reported According to witnesses, the suspect began shooting at an ambulance around 5 p.m. as police surrounded his home
WMDJ Radio wrote on Facebook, “WMDJ has confirmed that at least one, possibly three different people were shot dead. The gunman barricaded himself in a home in Old Allen, resulting in a hostage situation. The incident began after 4 p.m. as a domestic dispute.”
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“The Kentucky State Police, Floyd County Sheriff’s Department and emergency responders are currently on site in the city of Allen in response to an active shooting incident. KY Route 1428 between Citizens Bank of KY and Allen’s Curve is currently closed. The incident is reportedly occurring on Main Street at this time.”
The radio’s station manager Dale McKinney told Fox Lexington: “It’s just, it’s really amazing. It’s something that carries on from here. This is a quiet little community. Like I said, with our radio station, I think we’re probably only four miles from there.”
He added: “It’s very disturbing and we’ve spoken to a lot of people and the fact that it’s still unresolved and the thing that comes to your mind when and I use the word when this hostage, these hostages are still there and it is this man who shot three people at random, you start to wonder what the situation is with the hostages in the house.”
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