Two men were shot and a woman was injured after jumping from a balcony after two suspects crashed a Clarksville party Thursday night and fired multiple shots into the apartment.
The incident happened at 135 Westfield Court, according to Public Information Officer Jim Knoll, who says officers responded around 10:30pm to multiple reports of shots fired.
When they arrived, they found a man inside apartment 106 with a gunshot wound to the leg and another man outside who had jumped from the balcony with a gunshot wound to the leg and he also had a hip injury.
An 18-year old woman had also injured her foot from making the jump from the balcony.
Police say witnesses gave varying accounts of what happened, but they came to a general consensus that two suspects came into the party with a handgun and rifle and started yelling before firing shots.
The party-goers began to scatter—some running out the door and some jumping from a window and the balcony. Police believe some of the people at the party may have known the suspects, but they do not have a description or name to release.
The news release says some of the party-goers had been consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana before the shooting. The three injured victims were taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Clarksville Police at 931-645-8477.
Hopkinsville Police had to chase down a local man Thursday morning who allegedly ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop and tossed a stolen gun.
The arrest card for 18-year old Dedrick Lewis of Hopkinsville says he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped near the one thousand block of East 1st Street around 11:20am.
Lewis allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran, with a member of the public telling police they saw him throw a handgun into a wood line. Officers were able to eventually catch Lewis and found the gun, which came back stolen through a computer check.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing from police, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.
A single-vehicle wreck in Graves County Thursday night injured the driver.
The report from Kentucky State Police says 20-year old Tevin Phelps of Clinton was eastbound on KY 58 around 10:20 when he crossed a patch of black ice. Phelps lost control of his vehicle and ran off the road, overturning and finally coming to rest off the pavement.
An ambulance took Phelps to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
The official storm survey report from Wednesday morning’s severe weather is now available and shows two tornadoes and three microbursts did damage in Christian County.
The highest winds were associated with an EF2 tornado packing 120 mph winds that touched down three miles southwest of Herndon and stayed on the ground for about two miles. The twister had an average width of 150 yards and its initial impact was felt around 1:43am Wednesday.
Christian County native and Warning Meteorologist Rick Shanklin said some of the damage to homes in the KY 117 area was done by the tornado.
Less than 48 hours after Christian County was impacted by tornadoes and damaging winds, snow was the story last night.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued late in the afternoon and snow arrived right on schedule between 7 and 8 o’clock across the southern Pennyrile.
Some areas received about an inch of snow, while others recorded just a dusting at most.
Even with little advanced warning, the highway departments in Kentucky and Tennessee spent the afternoon pre-treating roads, though motorists are urged to keep it slow this morning and to allow extra time. A dispatcher at the ECC described the roads as “slick in spots” and said there were a few accidents reported at the onset of the snow, but none overnight. She says motorists should use caution and slow it down on their morning commute.
The snow was associated with a cold front that swept in from the northwest and caused the temperature to plummet by about 10 to 15 degrees in less than an hour.