Ky man charged with shooting, injuring 2

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Associated Press

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

TOMPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A southern Kentucky man has been charged with shooting and injuring two people during a dispute.

Kentucky State Police troopers say 58-year-old Ricky Wyatt of Austin, Ky., shot 34-year-old Christopher Burgess and 49-year-old Rita Downing after an altercation Sunday afternoon.

Police say Burgess sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen while Downing sustained a gunshot to the arm.

Downing and Burgess were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., for treatment. Their injuries are non-life threatening.

Wyatt has been charged with first degree assault charges.

Wyatt is being held at the Monroe County Jail. Jail records did not list an attorney.

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