South Fork — A deadly shooting took place in the South Fork community of Breathitt County on Saturday. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene and two others seriously injured.
Sandra Hurt allegedly shot her husband, Henry Hurt, fatally wounding him. She is also accused of shooting her son, Alex Hurt, and Heather Sizemore, an acquaintance, in the chest.
According to Kentucky State Police (KSP), KSP Troopers David Hobbs and Detective Gary Sandlin spoke to both Alex and Sizemore at Kentucky River Medical Center (KRMC).
KSP received reports of two gunshot victims in the emergency room prior to speaking with them at KRMC.
Both individuals said Hurt was the one who shot them.
KSP say several troopers attempted to locate Hurt at her residency on Cook Fork Road in South Fork. Upon arriving on the scene, KSP say troopers found Hurt unresponsive and discovered Henry with a fatal gunshot wound.
Henry, 47, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Breathitt County Coroner George Griffith.
Hurt was transported to KRMC and admitted to the ICU for treatment of undetermined medical issues, KSP say.
According to KSP, the wounds Hurt suffered were not related to gunshot wounds.
Alex and Sizemore were transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for additional treatment.
KSP say investigators expect to obtain an arrest warrant for Hurt for one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
Authorities are unsure when Hurt will be formally charged because of her medical condition.
An autopsy will be performed at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Detective Joe Dials with KSP Post 13 is in charge of the ongoing investigation.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.