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Ky. man charged in deaths of two people

November 22, 2017 GMT

LOUISA, Ky. — Police say they have charged a man with killing two people in eastern Kentucky.

A statement from Kentucky State Police says 21-year-old Elden Shannon Muncy is facing two counts of murder in the fatal shootings of 35-year-old Randy Sherman Blevins and 50-year-old Mary Evans-Smith.

Police say the two were killed about 1 a.m. Tuesday in Lawrence County, near the West Virginia border.

While investigating the deaths, police discovered evidence of previous interactions between the three and arrested Muncy.

Police said more details about how and why the shooting occurred are not being released.

Muncy is being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, which did not have an attorney listed for him in online records.

Autopsies are scheduled for both Blevins and Evans-Smith at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police were aided in their investigation by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police K-9, West Virginia State Police, and the Lawrence County Coroner’s Office.

The case remains under investigation by Detective David Boarman.