Shooting in Lee County being investigated as a murder

A Lee County woman was shot to death Monday night near Beattyville, Kentucky State Police said.

Troopers identified the victim as Patricia C. Lutes, 36, of Beattyville.

Officers said a neighbor heard a gunshot about 6:30 p.m. Monday and found Lutes lying on the pavement on Ky. 2016.

Lutes was pronounced dead by the Lee County Coroner's office, according to the Kentucky State Police post in Richmond.

The case is being investigated as a murder. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond state police post at (859) 623-2404.