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May 19, 2013 9:53 PM

Update: Police Continue To Investigate Deadly Shooting

Kentucky State Police say one of the men in the shootout was hit in the chest by a bullet, so he was taken to UK Hospital for what they are saying is a non-life threatening injury.

The shooting happened on Seales Road north of Booneville Saturday night.

Authorities say one man, 25-year-old Andy Smith was out riding an ATV when, Smith says, he was shot at and hit in the chest. Smith says he was still able to return gunfire and killed 71-year-old Abner Gabbard of Booneville. Smith then called 911.

"He advised that he was on a 4-wheeler and had exchanged gunfire with someone here on Seales Road in Owsley County," says Trooper Toby Cowly with Kentucky State Police.

Police haven't said who they believe fired the first shot or how many shots were fired between the two men. It's not clear if charges will be filed in this case.


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