TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Cumberland County Death Investigation
Date of News Release: 04/30/2013
(Burkesville, Ky.) -- Detectives from Post 15 are investigating a shooting that occurred today (04/30/2013) at approximately 1:03 PM CST at a residence on Lawson's Bottom Road in Cumberland County. The shooting occurred when a 5-year-old male, while playing with a .22 caliber rifle, accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister. The child was transported to the Cumberland County Hospital where she was later pronounced dead by the Cumberland County coroner. Cumberland County dispatch received the initial call. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.