Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say

UPDATE: Five people dead after

A call to 911 led authorities to the suspect's vehicle and a search of an apartment in downtown Paintsville led to the discovery of two more bodies and the body of the suspect.

"The lives of four innocent victims were taken", Price said. "The perpetrator then took his own life", Sheriff Dwayne Price said in a Facebook post Saturday night.

According to authorities, Deputies in Johnson County, discovered two bodies in a home, then in the search for the suspect, Joseph Nickell, two additional people were found dead.

The names of the four victims were not released, pending notification of the families.

'This has been a horrific murder spree, ' he said.

Five people are dead, including a male suspect, after separate shooting attacks at a house and an apartment complex in northeast Kentucky Saturday, officials said. Police say Nickell took his own life after committing the murders.

The murder spree happened just before 3.30pm Saturday when police received a 9-1-1 call to a shooting in Paintsville, Lex18.com reported.

Later, about seven miles away in downtown Paintsville, two women were shot dead in an apartment. I have worked in law enforcement for 34 years.

"As officers, one of our first concerns is for the surviving family members". Pictures posted to Facebook by Nickell show he had a gun collection. Kentucky State Police, which is overseeing the case, did not immediately return a request for comment from Newsweek. "This is one of the most disturbing acts of violence I have ever seen", he added.

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