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Police: Former Kentucky Politician Shoots 3, Self

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police said a former county politician in southeastern Kentucky shot three people in their home and then took his own life.

The shootings in Bell County left a father and his son dead and the older man's daughter wounded.

Police said the alleged shooter, 51-year-old former Knox County Judge-Executive Raymond Curtis Smith, drove back to Knox County and fatally shot himself at a cemetery.

Trooper Shane Jacobs said authorities responded to a shooting in Pineville at 9:42 a.m. EDT Tuesday and found the three victims. Jacobs said 50-year-old Michael Smith and his 21-year-old son, Mychael Dustin Smith, were dead at the scene. 21-year-old Robin Smith was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Raymond Smith was judge-executive in Knox County from 2002 to 2006.

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