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Man taken to hospital after shooting in Harlan County

Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 16:07:12-05

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man was taken to UK Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds after a shooting at a home in Harlan County Friday.

Kentucky State Police received a call about a shooting on KY 840 in Baxter around 4:25 a.m.

KSP said that 25-year-old Bradley Hopkins was transported to the Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Hopkins was treated and stabilized there and then transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

During the investigation, detectives said they determined that the man responsible for the shooting was 23-year-old James T. Mitchell, of Coldiron. Mitchell was arrested for first-degree assault, three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and tampering with physical evidence.

He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center. The case remains under investigation.