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Death Investigation in Hopkins County

Date of News Release: 07/10/2010

(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On July 10, 2010 at approximately 11:41 P.M., Post 2 received a call of a shooting in the Mortons Gap community in Hopkins County. Units arrived at the scene and located the victim, 15 year old juvenile male, deceased in the living room floor. He appeared to be a victim of a single gun shot to the face. The juvenile victim had been with his friends looking at a firearm when one of the subjects accidently discharged the weapon. The juvenile victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Hopkins County Deputy Coroner Wayne Burton. The investigation is being conducted by Detective Lloyd Ray. No foul play is suspected at this time. An autopsy will be performed at the State Medical Examiners Office in Madisonville on July 12, 2010.

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