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POLICE: Bardwell, Kentucky woman accused of murdering husband, injuring second man

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CARLISLE COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested a woman accused of murdering her husband and injuring a second man.

Martha A. Ligon, 68, of Bardwell, Kentucky, was arrested early Saturday morning, according to a release from Kentucky State Police.

Officials say on Friday police received a report about a female with a firearm who allegedly shot two men in Carlisle County.

The area is about 34 miles southwest of Paducah. Authorities say troopers went to the scene and found Ligon at the intersection of KY1173 and KY307 North. According to police, Ligon was holding a handgun, but dropped it when she was ordered to do so by a trooper. She was then taken into police custody.

Authorities say a short distance away, a trooper found a 2014 Ford Focus stopped in the road on KY 307 North. The trooper found Martha's husband, 83-year-old Ray Ligon, in the vehicle's passenger seat with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Ray Ligon was airlifted to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, where he was pronounced dead on Friday just before 11 p.m., according to police.

Investigators say a second male, who had suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder, was located nearby. That victim was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Police say his injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Officials say a preliminary investigation indicates that Martha Ligon was driving in Milburn, Kentucky with her husband when, for some unknown reason, she began following a random vehicle.

Authorities say she followed the vehicle into the driveway of a home.

Police say she allegedly exited the vehicle and for unknown reasons, began firing shots at several random individuals. Officials say no one was injured by the gunfire.

She then returned to her vehicle and fled down KY 307 North.

Officials say she allegedly then shot her husband in the neck. Authorities say the second victim drove up behind the pair while their vehicle was stopped on KY307 North.

Police say Martha Ligon shot at the victim as he sat in his vehicle, hitting him in the right shoulder.

Ligon is charged with murder and is being held at the McCracken County Jail.

Police are continuing to investigate the case.

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