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9-Year-old Said Intruder Fatally Shot Mother, Grandmother

Tracy Burke (left) and Karen Comer Tracy Burke (left) and Karen Comer
Steve Pavey Steve Pavey
Darlene Leslie Darlene Leslie

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A 9-year-old boy called for help after his mother and grandmother were shot to death Monday in Rineyville, Ky.

Police found Tracy Burke, 31, and her former mother-in-law, Karen D. Comer, 53, shot to death after the child called police and said he had heard gunfire and didn't see the women moving.

"I don't know who it was, but they killed everybody here," the child said during the 911 call.

 "There was a guy with a pistol or some kind of gun and he came in and, ah, shot my mother and my grandma.  Those were the only ones here," he said.

In a shaky voice the child explained why he and his siblings hid in the house before he called for help Tuesday.

In July, Burke filed for divorce in July in Montgomery County, Tenn., from her estranged husband, Brent Burke, a Military Policeman at Fort Campbell.

The army post sits on the Tennessee-Kentucky line.

"Anytime you've got an estranged husband, a husband, obviously they're going to be looked at in a case like this," said Trooper Steve Pavey, spokesman for the Kentucky State Police.

Police did not find a weapon at the scene.

Burke once lived in Clarksville. She and her children moved in with her first husband's mother in Kentucky.

Former neighbor Darlene Leslie said she was shocked to hear about Burke's death.

"We used to hangout," Leslie said. "We'd do barbeques in the backyard, and my daughter watched their kids. She was nice. I liked her, we were good friends."

Police have not identified any suspects. They have interviewed Brent Burke. Police also interviewed Burke's first husband whose mother was murdered with her.  He is a soldier stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington. The Army confirmed he hadn't left the West Coast.

Tracy Burke took out a restraining order against her second husband Brent Burke on May 27, the day after Clarksville police came to their home in response to a domestic violence call.

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