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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police say a deadly shooting that left three adults dead and one person seriously injured was the result of a domestic-related dispute.
The shooting happened on a rural stretch of road Tuesday morning east of Sonora, Kentucky. Detectives blocked off a section of the road for hours as neighbor looked on at the disturbing scene of bodies laying in a nearby field.
"(The bodies) were laying right there in the field behind that truck. It's nothing we want to see down here," said Troy Hornback, who lives across the street from the crime scene. "Everybody around here is good neighbors. You wouldn't expect to see something like that going on."
Master Trooper Norman Chaffins told WDRB News late Tuesday that authorities recovered "several weapons" but have not determine who fired at whom and when. That will be determined by autopsies and
KSP has identified the victims as 51-year-old David Walker and 51-year-old Barbara Walker, both from Elizabethtown, and 55-year-old Steve Bottoms of Radcliff.
The Walker's daughter, 32-year-old April Roberts of Elizabethtown, suffered gunshot wounds to her lower extremities and airlifted to University Hospital.
Authorities say they do not believe the shooter is at large. Chaffins said that authorities had responded to the Walker's Elizabethtown home within the past two weeks for domestic related issues. Several neighbors said the couple had lived in the neighborhood for years and ran a trucking company.
The investigation continues – officers examined a red truck (seen in the picture at right) that had a bullet hole in it. Neighbors can see the pickup truck from their backyards on Heying Lane.