Mass shooting at Henderson, Kentucky, Harbor House homeless shelter – Courier Journal
A resident opened fire at a Kentucky homeless shelter, killing two people and wounding two others, police said. Officers responded to a report of an active shooter at the Harbor House Christian Center.
The suspect was arrested and taken into custody, and no names of victims have been released. The shooter that killed and injured several victims at this west Kentucky shelter was Kenneth Brandon Gibbs, 37.
Gibbs was arrested two hours after the mass shooting, around 10pm. He was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Harbor House is listed as a homeless shelter on Facebook and Google, and is dedicated to bringing men up in the community by promoting a God-based foundation.
Harbor House resident Brian McClain told news outlets about his experience nearly encountering the shooting. The resident had just recently gotten back to his dormitory when a man entered and turned on the lights. McClain believed this man to be the shooter.
The man quickly turned off the lights, and left. McClain then heard eight or nine shots. He jumped out of bed to go to the window. He unlocked the window and climbed out in order to seek safety.
The wounded men were in stable condition, McKinney said. Gibbs was being held at the Henderson County jail, and police have not released a motive in the shooting.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear sent out a tweet Friday morning, saying he hoped the injured would recover quickly.
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