GREENSBURG, KY (WAVE) – A family is ripped apart by gunfire in rural Green County Friday morning.
It happened at a home just outside of Greensburg on Highway 218. Kentucky State Police say four people were shot, an estranged husband and wife are dead and a grandmother and granddaughter are fighting for their lives.
"It's emotional and sad and shocking," said Sandra McKinney, neighbor.
McKinney is still trying to process what happened across the street to neighbors she has known for decades.
"I've known Pamela since she was a baby, her whole family," said McKinney. "Barry, I've known him ever since they've been married, which I'd say is close to 20 years."
Kentucky State Police say Barry Moore, 40, and his ex wife, Pamela Moore, 43, started fighting. Then police say Pamela ran outside trying to get away, but her husband followed her next door to her sister's house.
"When Mr. Moore pursued them into the residence he began shooting striking all three of the females," said Trooper Billy Gregory, KSP.
Pamela was shot and killed. Her sister, 66 year old Barbara Wright and her granddaughter 22 year old Ashley wright were both shot and injured. Police say Barry then fatally turned the gun on himself.
"I mean it was just almost unbelievable," said McKinney.
What's even more heartbreaking, the Moore's only child, an 11 year old boy was home at the time.
"He was able to get away from the residence and get to safety and was uninjured at the time," said Gregory.
Neighbors can't help, but feel for him. "That would be traumatic as anything else for the kid to go through that and to lose both of his parents," said Diane Taylor, neighbor.
"Just pray for them," said McKinney. "Pray for the ones that are survivors and pray for him because he is a nice little boy."
The two survivors are currently at University Hospital, both listed in critical condition.
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