2 killed in shooting at Kentucky college parking lot

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Kentucky College Shooting

Members of the Perry County Sheriff Office respond to the scene at Hazard Community College on Tuesday night, Jan. 15, 2012, after a shooting at the school in Hazard, Ky. Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen was wounded in the parking lot of the eastern Kentucky community college. (AP Photo/The Ashland Daily Independent, Joshua Ball)

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — Police say a domestic dispute led to a shooting on a Kentucky college campus that killed two people and wounded a third.

A man, a woman and a 12-year-old girl were shot Tuesday night in a parking lot at Hazard Community and Technical College. The adults were killed and the girl was taken to a hospital, where police said she remains in critical condition.

Hazard Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting appears to be the result of a dispute between the woman and the alleged shooter, who had a child together.

Allen said 21-year-old Dalton Stidham was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Allen identified the victims as 20-year-old Caitlin Cornett and her uncle, 53-year-old Jackie Cornett. The juvenile’s name wasn’t released.

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