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Father kills son after son kills girlfriend during argument in Laurel County

A 3-year-old girl is without her parents after they were shot to death Saturday night, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Department said.

Ashley Beckner, 26, and boyfriend Michael Allen, 29, along with their daughter, were visiting the home of Allen’s father off Natures Bend Road about 9:30 p.m. when an argument occurred, according to the news release.

Michael Allen fatally shot Beckner multiple times with a pistol, and also fired at his father, Charles Allen, and in the direction of his daughter and his father’s wife, the news release said.

Charles Allen fired a shotgun at his son, resulting in Michael Allen’s death, the release said.

Authorities said the investigation was continuing.

Michael McKay: 859-231-1324, @hlpublicsafety

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