Police tape blocking off the scene of the shooting. (Source: WLEX)
Taylor Cornett (Source: Facebook)
HAZARD, KY (WAVE) – The third victim shot on an eastern Kentucky campus has died.
According to the Chief of the Hazard Police Department, Taylor Cornett died Wednesday at UK Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.
According to the Kentucky EMA, the shooting happened at 5:56 p.m. Tuesday at Hazard Community and Technical College, a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
Caitlin Cornett, 20, and her uncle, Jackie Cornett, 53, were with Jackie Cornett's daughter, Taylor Cornett, 12, in a Pontiac at the college where they agreed to meet Dalton Stidom, 21.
The meeting was arranged so Stidom could exchange a young child he fathered with Caitlin Cornett.
According to police, Stidom fired a gun killing Caitlin Cornett and Jackie Cornett and critically injuring Jackie Cornett's daughter who with them in the car. He then left the scene in his vehicle with the other young child and went home.
Soon after, Stidom and another family member went to a KSP post where he turned himself in.
Both Caitlin Cornett and Jackie Cornett were pronounced dead at the scene.
The child Stidom left the scene with is uninjured and is under the care of social services.
Caitlin Cornett was a student at the school which was placed on lock-down, but it has since been lifted.
Police recovered a semi-automatic pistol from Stidom who is being held in the Kentucky River Regional Jail. He is currently facing two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
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