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Monday, 23 June 2008

An early morning shooting occurred in Pine Knot Sunday June 22nd. Scott County Hospital reported that a gunshot victim had been brought in to the ER for treatment. Law Enforcement Officers responded to the residence of Charles Murphy in Pine Knot, located next to the old Corner Cafe. Initial witness reports stated that the shooter had ran back in to the residence, prompting officers to surround the residence. Preliminary reports indicate that the victim, Rusty Hayes, had entered the residence of Charles Murphy. Shortly thereafter a fight ensued in which Murphy was struck in the head with a large coffee mug by Hayes. Murphy armed himself and fired on Hayes as he was attempting to flee the scene. Hayes was struck in the back of one arm and in the back. Hayes was airlifted from Scott County Hospital to UT Medical Center. His condition at this time is not known. The case is under investigation by the McCreary County Sheriff's Department and the Kentucky State Police.

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 June 2008 )
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