Felon, 21, kills 4 in mass capturing at Kentucky party earlier than turning gun on himself | EUROtoday

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A 21-year-old convicted felon has killed 4 victims and wounded three others in a mass capturing at a twenty first party in Kentucky earlier than turning the gun on himself.

Police responded to a name simply earlier than 3am on Saturday morning for an lively capturing state of affairs at a house in Florence, Kentucky, the place a gaggle of pals had been celebrating a birthday.

When they arrived on the scene, legislation enforcement discovered seven folks affected by gunshot wounds. Four of the victims had been pronounced lifeless on the scene, in response to CNN.

The three wounded victims had been taken for remedy at an area medical facility, the place they’re listed as vital however secure.

Later on Saturday, Florence Police Department Chief Jeff Mallery introduced the identities of the 4 victims killed: Shane Miller, 20; Hayden Rybicki, 20; Delaney Eary, 19; and Melissa Parrett, 44.

Parrett, who owned the house, was internet hosting her son’s twenty first party when the gunman attacked, in response to Mallery.

The suspected killer Chase Garvey, 21, was not invited to the get together however was identified to others on the gathering, police stated.

He fled the scene of the capturing by automotive, earlier than driving his car right into a ditch.

Chase Garvey shot seven people, killing four, at a Kentucky birthday party before he fled the scene and ultimately died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound
Chase Garvey shot seven folks, killing 4, at a Kentucky party earlier than he fled the scene and in the end died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound (Florence Police Department)

When officers approached the car, they discovered the suspect affected by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top, police stated.

Garvey was taken to native hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.

Mallery stated Garvey had beforehand been convicted of a intercourse crime. In 2021, he was arrested and charged with the rape of a 13-year-old woman in a car parking zone.

He was sentenced to 5 years of probation after getting into a responsible plea for illegal transaction with a minor within the second diploma, in response to court docket data.

Police investigate the scene after responding to a shooting in Florence
Police examine the scene after responding to a capturing in Florence (Frank Bowen IV, The Cincinnati Enquirer)
An officer leaving the scene of the shooting
An officer leaving the scene of the capturing (AP)

Authorities are but to disclose how the victims and suspect knew one another.

Florence police stated that there isn’t any additional menace to the general public and that they’re nonetheless investigating the motive for the assault.

Anyone with info is requested to contact Florence police on 859-371-1234.