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Accident Shooting incident in Elliott County

Date of News Release: 04/13/2016

(Sandy Hook, KY) - At 7:31p.m. on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead responded to an accidental shooting incident at 1270 Stamper Ridge in Elliott County. A juvenile male was attempting to dismount from horseback and his .22 caliber pistol was dislodged from his holster falling to the ground. When the firearm struck the ground it caused an accidentally discharge and a round struck his mother in the upper left flank. Jereen R. Stamper, age 39, of Morehead, Kentucky was transported to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia where she is listed in stable condition at this time. The incident remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead.