4 killed, 3 injured in shooting in Florence


Five people, including the suspect, are dead and three others are hospitalized in an overnight shooting in Northern Kentucky. Florence police officers responded to a home on Ridgecrest Drive in Florence, Kentucky around 2:51 a.m. Saturday after receiving multiple calls for reports of an active shooter inside the residence. When they arrived, officers said they found seven people suffering from gunshot wounds, four of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. The other three victims were taken to UC Hospital. They are currently listed in critical but stable condition. Police said by the time officers arrived, the suspect had fled the scene in a motor vehicle. Officers said they quickly located the fleeing suspect near Farmview Drive and US 42 and attempted to stop him, leading to a chase. Police have not identified him. Florence Police Department investigations and crime scene units arrived at the scene to investigate. Police said there is no threat to the public at this time, the suspect acted alone. The Florence Police Department urges anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 859-371-1234. WLWT will continue to bring you updates on air and online as we learn more.

Five people, including the suspect, were killed and three others were hospitalized after an overnight shooting in northern Kentucky.

Florence Police officers responded to a home on Ridgecrest Drive in Florence, Kentucky around 2:51 a.m. Saturday after they received multiple calls reporting an active shooter inside the home.

When they arrived, officials said they found seven people with gunshot wounds, four of whom were pronounced dead at the scene.

The other three victims were taken to UC Hospital. Their condition is currently stated to be serious but stable.

By the time officers arrived, the suspect had fled the scene in a motor vehicle, police said.

Officers said they quickly recognized the suspect fleeing near Farmview Drive and U.S. 42 and attempted to stop him, leading to a pursuit.

The pursuit ended on Dale Hembrook Way near Hicks Pike when the suspect vehicle left the road and went into a ditch.

Officers say they learned the suspect had shot himself and was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police have not identified him.

Florence Police Department investigations and crime scene units arrived on scene to investigate.

Police said there is no threat to the public at this time, and the suspect acted alone.

The Florence Police Department has requested anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact them at 859-371-1234.

WLWT will continue to bring you updates on-air and online as we learn more.


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