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UPDATE - Alleged gunshot incident in Harlan County

From The Kentucky State Police -

WRIL reported on Saturday, December 14, 2019 about information we received of a possible shooting involving a 16 year male in the Pansy Community of Harlan, KY.


At the time only a social media post from a family member of the juvenile had been made public. No other details were available.


Now the Kentucky State Police are reporting that at approximately 1:54 p.m. Post 10 in Harlan received a call from Harlan ARH Hospital stating a 16 year old male juvenile had been brought to the emergency room with an alleged gunshot wound to the back of the head.


The alleged incident occurred in the Pansy community of Harlan County. Troopers Tate Knight and Aaron Caldwell responded along with Detective Rodney Sturgill and Sergeant Rob Farley.


Detective Sturgill is conducting an investigation into the alleged shooting and possible robbery. The juvenile victim was stabilized and transported by ambulance to University of Kentucky Medical Center. The victim is in stable condition.


KSP can confirm this was an isolated incident and no one in the community is in danger. No arrest have been made as its pending more investigation into the incident.

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