One dead in Knox Co. Ky. triple shooting

One dead in Knox Co. Ky. triple shooting

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By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

FLAT LICK, Ky. (WATE) - One person is dead following a triple shooting in the Flat Lick community of Knox County, Ky.

Kentucky State Police say they got the call at 11:53 p.m. Monday night at 1032 Houston Broughton Road.

Police found three shooting victims at the home. Christine Engle, 46, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gillis Smith, 68, and Alice Taylor, 56, were flown to UT Medical Center with gunshot wounds. Smith is listed in stable condition. Taylor's condition is unknown.

Troopers say Engle was visiting her sister, Taylor, who lived with Smith at the home where the shooting took place. They say the three were drinking heavily before the shooting took place.

"It appears that a possible domestic had occurred ," said Trooper Shane Jacobs. "The female who was shot and killed, it just appears she was at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Neighbors say Gillis was a bootlegger. Investigators at the scene said a large quantity of alcohol was found in the mobile home.

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