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A man shoots at a Kentucky homeless shelter, killing two people, injuring others

A shooting killed two people and injured several more inside a Kentucky homeless shelter for men, police said.



A shooting at a men’s homeless shelter in Kentucky resulted in two deaths and multiple injuries, police reported.

The Henderson Police Department said in a statement that gunfire was reported at the Harbor House Christian Center in Henderson City at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Fifteen inmates were present, and most of them were able to escape the building unharmed as the violence erupted.

According to WHET’s reporting, two people were found dead inside the building and two others were taken by ambulance to the hospital. Nobody knows who they are yet.

A few hours later, just before 10 p.m., the suspect gunman, later identified by police as Kenneth Gibbs, was taken into custody. Henderson Police Chief Sean McKinney told the Courier & Press that the suspect was armed during the incident.


There have been rumors that Gibbs once lived at Harbor House, but no concrete evidence has been presented.

A number of eyewitnesses, according to McKinney, positively identified him as the shooter.

Harbor House is “a safe harbor for men in need,” as stated on its Facebook page. When it comes to helping men succeed in life, no one does more than Harbor House, a Christian organization that emphasizes a strong spiritual grounding for its clients.

According to Pruitt, it was founded in 1989 and has been helping unemployed men in the area find housing, food, and work ever since. He went on to say that the shooting on Thursday night “puts a scar on that.”