Two Killed in College Shooting; Kentucky Domestic Dispute Blamed

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Two people have been killed in a college parking lot in Kentucky, according to reports.

The shooting occurred as a result of domestic dispute; a gunman fired into a vehicle, killing a man and a woman and wounding a 12-year-old girl.

He has been charged with murder and attempted murder.

Kentucky Shooting

The violence late Tuesday in a college parking lot locked down the campus as police searched the two buildings of Hazard Community and Technical College.

Hazard, Ky., Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting resulted from a dispute between the alleged gunman and a woman who was one of those killed.

Dalton Stidham, 21, was charged with two counts of murder, 20-year-old Caitlin Cornett and her uncle, 53-year-old Jackie Cornett, and one count of attempted murder.

The wounded girl was Jackie Cornett's daughter, and remains in critical condition Wednesday morning at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

Caitlin Cornett, a student at the college, and Stidham had a child together and met to exchange custody of the child. Police aren't sure what led to the shooting.

College President Stephen Greiner said that at the time of the shooting, there were probably about 30 students on campus, and that staff responded quickly.

"Our thoughts and sympathy are with the families of the victims of this tragedy," he said.