Shooting Investigation

Jan 1, 2014 5:08 AM

Man Shot In Harrison County

A passenger in a truck shot the driver in the back early Wednesday morning in Harrison County.

Deputies say the driver and three passengers were in a truck driving along US-62 east of Cynthiana around midnight. Investigators say they aren't sure how it happened at this point, but a gun held by a back seat passenger went off. The bullet struck the driver in the back.

The victim was airlifted to UK Hospital. Officials described the wound as serious, but said they expect the man to survive.

Deputies say they took the three passengers in for questioning.

"It sounds like an accidental shooting, but at this point, we don't know for sure. We need to interview all these people," Deputy Tuan Kreer said.

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