Police: Man shot woman, child and then himself near Murray State campus

2 dead after shooting at home near Murray State University campus

MURRAY, Ky. (KFVS) - Police say a man shot his girlfriend, a child and then himself on Tuesday, March 16 near the Murray State University campus.

Murray police responded to a home on Chestnut Street around 7:36 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

When they arrived, officers found a child and two adults with gunshot wounds.

Police say the child and Katherine Bryan, 46, of Murray, were taken by ambulance to an area hospital where they were later airlifted to another hospital.

Bryan later died from her injuries.

Police say Anthony Amoroso, 31, of Murray, was pronounced dead on scene by the Calloway County coroner.

According to police, Amoroso shot his girlfriend, Bryan, and the child before shooting himself.

On Tuesday, Murray State University sent a shelter in place message and asked that everyone avoid the area of Chestnut and the foot bridge.

By 8:24 a.m., the university gave the all-clear.

According to the university, they do not believe the individuals were students, nor that they had any affiliation with the university.

They said there was no threat to campus.

The university is offering counseling services for the campus community.

You can call the University Counseling Services at 270-809-6851.

Some students on campus had reactions to the eventful morning.

“It was surprising to hear something like that happened,” Logan Green

“I was in my dorm and I didn’t really hear anything except for the email not to come in like on campus,” Emileigh Lindsey said.

A media release from the Murray Police Department said they are actively investigating the shooting and will provide an update as the investigation continues.

Some students said they feel safer getting out and about now.

“This morning when I was finally able to go to my classes there was a bunch of police officers around campus,” Lindsey said.

“Everything’s back to normal so it’s better now,” Emily Twellman said.

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