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News Release

Shooting In Grayson County Leaves One Person Dead, Another Shot

Date of News Release: 01/03/2013

(CLARKSON, KY) -- On Thursday, January 03, 2013 at approximately 8:37 p.m. ET Post 4 received a call from Grayson County Central Dispatch asking for assistance on a shooting at 48 Tara Lane in Clarkson, KY. Preliminary investigation revealed that a female victim had been shot in the chest and was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at approximately 9:10 p.m. ET. A male victim was shot in the arm and was also transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. His injury appears to be non-life threatening. A 92-year-old suspect is being questioned at the scene by Post 4 Detectives. The investigation is ongoing by Post 4 Detective Jason Propes.

The suspect, 84-year-old, Alva Gussler of Clarkson, has been charged with Murder and Assault 1st and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center. An argument ensued between Gussler and 59-year-old, Laura L. Ford who lived in the home with Alva Gussler and his son, 48-year-old Michael C. Gussler. At some point in the argument Alva Gussler produced a gun and shot Laura Ford in the chest. She was transported to Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. Michael Gussler was shot in the arm and was treated at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. His injury is non-life threatening. This incident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. ET.

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