Hyden, KY. (June 2, 2021) – On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at approximately 7:17 A.M, Kentucky State Police, Post 13, Hazard, received a call of a shooting at the Shell gas station in the Hyden community of Leslie County.
Troopers and detectives responded to the scene. Initial investigation indicates that Gordon D. Bussell, 54, of Hyden and Gary W. Howard, 58, of Hyden, got into a physical altercation. During the altercation Howard retrieved a firearm and discharged it striking Bussell in the torso. Bussell was airlifted to be treated for gunshot wounds.
At this time no charges have been filed on either individual. The case will be presented to the Leslie County Grand Jury. This incident remains under investigation by Detective Eric Caldwell.
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