Early morning shooting kills LaCenter woman, injures another

One person was killed and another was injured in an early morning shooting in LaCenter, Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police say there were called around 3:00 a.m. by the Ballard County Sheriff’s Office for assistance on a shooting.

Troopers responded and found the body of 18-year-old Theresa Hughes of LaCenter. Investigators say she was fatally shot.

Nearby at another location, troopers found 21-year-old Caitlin Houston of LaCenter with a gunshot wound to the leg. She was taken to a local hospital where she was last listed in stable condition.

Investigators say that Hughes and Houston was shot by Houston’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Shaquille Edwards of LaCenter.

Edwards was arrested and charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of kidnapping, and one count of burglary.

He was taken to Ballard County Jail.

An investigation is ongoing.

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