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Shooting At Kentucky Birthday Party, Four Lose Their Life

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A tragic turn of events in Kentucky on what should’ve been a happy day.

At a 21st birthday party, the celebration came to a terrible halt.

Chase Garvey (21) arrived and opened fire. 4 were killed, and 3 others were wounded and taken to the ICU.

The motives are unclear at the moment though it did involve his ex girlfriend.

His victims were:

  • Delaney Eary, 19 (his ex-girlfriend)
  • Hayden Rybicki, 20
  • Shane Miller, 20
  • Melissa Parrett, 44, homeowner and mother of the 21-year-old celebrating his birthday

He then fled off in his own car.

The police found his vehicle, crashed in a ditch, with him dead inside from self-inflicted gunshot.

Local 12 News reports:

The Florence Police Department responded to multiple calls of a shooting at 2:51 a.m. at Ridgecrest Drive on Saturday morning. The victims were celebrating a 21st birthday party at the location when the suspect arrived and began firing.

Upon arriving to the scene, officers learned the suspect had fled in a vehicle. The Boone County Coroner soon arrived and pronounced four people dead on the scene. Three other people had been shot and were taken to the UC Hospital, where they were in critical but stable condition.

Daily Mail adds:

The home that the party was being held at had belonged to the Parrett family, who were celebrating a birthday with a pool party.

During a press conference Saturday afternoon, Florence Police Chief Jeff Mallery said Garvey had not been invited to the party but had showed up.

Mallery added that he was known to the partygoers, and that their initial investigation had revealed that Garvey had been acting alone.

Images on his social media show him clutching a sniper rifle, a hand gun and a shotgun.

Garvey was known to police before the shooting on Saturday, having been arrested and charged in 2021 for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. 

In April of last year, he was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree.

According to a report at the time by Fox19, the victim told police she had been messaging Garvey on Snapchat weeks before the incident.


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