UNION — A Northern Kentucky city official and his wife who were found dead Friday had been shot in the head in an attack that left their son hospitalized, officials said Monday.
Union City Administrator Warren Moore and his wife, Madge, were found in their home Friday night, Boone County Sheriff's Department spokesman Tom Scheben said. Warren Moore had been shot twice and his wife once.
Scheben said their son, Michael Moore, 39, had been shot a single time and remained in University Hospital in Cincinnati on Monday.
A gun recovered from the Moores' house has been taken for analysis, Scheben said.
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Scheben said that investigators are "absolutely" pursuing multiple possibilities and not narrowing their search to one person or motive.
Moore served Union, a town of about 3,500, for 27 years as commissioner, mayor and administrator.
Neighbors told The Kentucky Enquirer they didn't hear anything Friday night on the street of 60 houses. The area, neighbors said, is usually quiet. They were surprised to wake up Saturday morning to a street full of police cars and news vans.
"Every once in a while, every 10 years or so, something crazy will happen," Roger Hold told the newspaper. "But you never think it'll be right across the street."
Florence resident Gail Goebel lived next to the Moores for 10 years and said they were "just a great, great couple.
"They were very loving, very caring. They would help anybody," she said. "I'm just sick over it."
The Moores had lived in Union since 1978, according to the city's Web site.