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Assault 1st & Robbery 1st Investigation in Knott County, KY

Date of News Release: 01/16/05

(Hazard, KY) - After initial investigation by KSP Detectives it was determined, a male entered the residence in the Mousie Community of Knott County and shot Claude Sizemore in the stomach.

The perpetrator then attacked a second victim, James Ring, striking him over the head and robbing him.

The perpetrator left the residence in an unknown direction of travel. The gunshot victim was transported to the McDowell Regional Medical Center and later to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. KSP has no further information at this time as to his condition.

The case remains under investigation by Detectives with KSP Post 13 in Hazard.

Any one with information concerning this case is ask to call the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) or 1-606-435-6069.

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