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Babysitter shoots at 7-year-old children because she was drinking alcohol

By Mason White 4:51 PM August 19, 2015
Lorie Cornett 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A babysitter was arrested on a charge of endangerment after allegedly shooting at children and blaming it on the alcohol she drank, police in Kentucky said.

Whitley County police said that they have arrested Lorie Cornett, after being accused of shooting at two 7-year-old relatives as she was babysitting them.

According to the police investigation, the two children ran out of the home and sought shelter at a neighbor’s house. The neighbors dialed 911 and told police dispatchers that the two children accused Cornett of trying to kill them.

Police officers who responded to the scene, were met by Cornett, who was holding a loaded gun. She told the officers that she had been on medication and had been drinking.

The police officers took the gun. The children were not injured.

Investigators believe that Cornett fired three shots in the house. Cornett was charged with three counts of endangerment, and was booked into the Whitley County Detention Center.