Shooting near Pike, Martin County line leaves two dead, one injured

Two people died and one was injured after a shooting Friday near the Pike and Martin County line.

The shooting happened off Ky. 292 on Goff Branch, near the Lovely community, WKYT-TV reported. State police were called just before 1:30 p.m.

The television station reported that several people told them they were on their way to check on some cattle at an old strip mine site when they saw the three people on the ground and thought all were dead.

State police told the station that a suspect had not been identified, but that none of the three people who were found shot is considered to be the shooter.

EKB-TV reported that police identified those who died as Micah Sammons, 20, of Kimper, and Derek L. James, 26, of Huddy.

The station said the person who was injured was in critical condition.

That person was taken to South Williamson ARH, WKYT reported.