Kentucky State Police sought Tuesday to identify three people killed in a morning shooting on a rural road about 50 miles south of Louisville.
Trooper Norman Chaffins said a fourth person, a woman, was shot in the legs but survived and was taken to University of Louisville Hospital.
"I don't recall anything like this before," Chaffins said. "It's very tragic."
Chaffins said police "have a good idea" of the relationship among the four people, but he did not immediately elaborate. Troopers at the Elizabethtown post nearby received a call at 11:33 a.m. CST reporting a shooting on a country road off Interstate 65, he said. He said the bodies were found near the Hardin-Larue county line close to the small town of Sonora. He said troopers were working on notifying family members and he did not have further information on the victims.
He added there was no hunt under way for a shooter. Residents in the area said troopers were visiting nearby homes as part of their investigation. The shooting was the second to rattle a rural community in two days in Kentucky. On Monday, police charged 27-year-old Matt Denholm in a double shooting in the small town of Berea in which one man was killed and another was injured.