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US: 2 killed, 1 hurt in Kentucky shootout

Posted on Jan 16, 09:38PM | IBNS

Two people were killed and another was critically injured in a shootout at a technical college in Kentucky on Tuesday, reports said.

The incident took place on the Hazard Community and Technical College campus, Hazard City Police said, adding that two suspects turned themselves in and they were taking into custody.

Police said the shootout apparently seemed like the result of a domestic violence.

The incident occurred on a day when governor Andrew Cuomo tightened New York's gun-control laws on Tuesday, making it the first state in the US to do it following the December shootout at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 people.

"I'm proud to be a New Yorker because New York is doing something - because we are fighting back," the Democrat governor said.

The new rule broadens the definition of what is considered an assault weapon and reduces the permissible size of gun magazines to 7 rounds, from 10. It also includes provisions to better keep firearms away from mentally ill people and to impose stiffer penalties on people who use guns while committing crimes, the report added.

However, gun-rights advocates denounced the measure.

The National Rifle Association said, "These gun-control schemes have failed in the past and will have no impact on public safety and crime."