Alabama police say 3 killed in domestic dispute

Gunman on the loose after killing 3 in Alabama: report

'There was a family relationship with everyone involved, and I don't think there's any reason for others to be targeted, ' Gardendale Police Chief Mike Walker said in a televised news conference.

The shooting took place at a mobile home park near the city of Birmingham earlier Wednesday. Lever is accused of sexually abusing a young girl for than five years beginning in 2005 and sometimes forcing a young boy to participate.

Lever was set to be due in court for both cases in September. The page says that he studied math at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, so he has a connection to the area.

The incident happened in the 4100 block of Willow Bend Drive in the Peachtree Crossings community shortly after 8 a.m. Police believe the shooting was domestic-related.

Officials added they don't believe anyone outside of the family is in danger, but they are warning against approaching the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Kenneth Dion Lever, is from Pace, Florida and could be returning to the area.

Walker told reporters that authorities believe the man has left the area and could be headed back toward his home in the Florida Panhandle.


Authorities arrived at the Peachtree Crossings mobile home park to find three victims dead from gunshot wounds, police said.

The identities of the three murder victims have not yet been released, but police have confirmed that all were adults.

Police also reported that his vehicle is a black 2007 Lincoln Navigator with a Florida tag 689NFN.

A worker who answered the phone at the mobile home community declined comment, citing instructions from law enforcement.

According to Associated Press reports, Lever's ex-wife, Dana Lever, had filed a protective order against him because she said he was harassing and stalking her and their juvenile daughter.

Lever has two pending charges of sexual abuse with a minor York County, Pennsylvania in separate cases of alleged assault, public records show.

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