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Fatal Shooting in Floyd County

Date of News Release: 03/13/2013

(McDowell, Ky.) -- On Tuesday March 12, 2013 Post 9 Pikeville received a 911 call of a shooting in the McDowell community of Floyd County. Kentucky State Police Troopers responded to the scene and located two victims inside a residence with gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to McDowell ARH. Famer Halbert 54 years old of McDowell was later pronounced deceased by Floyd County Coroner Greg Nelson. Lorene Halbert 50 years old of McDowell was treated and released for a single gunshot wound. Ronald Wright was located at Saint Joseph hospital with gunshot wounds. Wright was later transported to Saint Mary's Medical Center in West Virginia. Warrants for Ronald Wright have been obtained for 1 count of Murder and 1 count of Attempted Murder. Loretta Wright was arrested and charged with complicity to Murder. Loretta Wright was transported and lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center. This incident remains under investigation by KSP Detective Jason Dials.

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