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Kentucky State Police Serve Conduct Death Investigation in Owsley County

Date of News Release: 05/19/2013

(Booneville, KY) -- On Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm. EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post was contacted by Andy Smith concerning a shooting on Seales Road.

Responding troopers found Abner Gabbard, 71 years old of Booneville, deceased and Andy Smith, 25 years old of Booneville, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

The Owsley County Coroner Eddie Issacs pronounced Mr.Gabbard deceased at the scene.

Mr. Smith was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital for treatment.

The investigation is continuing by Detective Rob Morris. He was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, the Owsley County Coroner and Allen's Ambulance Service.

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