UPDATE: 3 Shot in Bell County, Suspected Shooter Dead

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UPDATE: 08/13/13 2:26 PM CDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky State Police say a former county politician in southeastern Kentucky shot three people in their home and then took his own life.

The shootings in Bell County left a father and his son dead and the older man's daughter wounded.

Police say the alleged shooter, 51-year-old former Knox County Judge-Executive Raymond Curtis Smith, drove back to Knox County and fatally shot himself at a cemetery.

Trooper Shane Jacobs said authorities responded to a shooting in Pineville at 9:42 a.m. EDT Tuesday and found the three victims. Jacobs says 50-year-old Michael Smith and his 21-year-old son, Mychael Dustin Smith, were dead at the scene. And 21-year-old Robin Smith was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

Raymond Smith was judge-executive in Knox County from 2002 to 2006.

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say three people have died in a suspected murder-suicide in southeastern Kentucky.

Police say three people were shot at a home in Bell County near Pineville, and the suspected shooter drove to neighboring Knox County and fatally shot himself.

Trooper Shane Jacobs says state police responded to a triple shooting call at 9:42 a.m. on Tuesday at the home and found three people with gunshot wounds. Two men were dead at the scene, and a third adult female victim was airlifted to University of Tennessee hospital.

Officers later found the body of the suspected shooter at a cemetery in Knox County. He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jacobs said police have not determined a motive for the shooting.

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