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Perry shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

A woman was injured Thursday night in a Perry County shooting that left the alleged shooter dead.

Jeffery David Branson, 49, of Viper, shot Pamela Joy Smith, 44, also of Viper, then he shot himself, Kentucky State Police said in a news release.

Smith was taken to a local hospital and transferred to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. She has been released from the hospital, according to a UK spokesperson.

Branson was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the news release.

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