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Update: Gray gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted

December 6th, 2013 11:04 pm by Staff Reports

Update: Gray gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted

Washington County-Johnson City Emergency Medical Services load a man into the back of an ambulance in Gray Friday night. (Tony Casey/Johnson City Press)




Washington County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Shawn Judy said a shooting that took place Friday night near the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray appears to be self-inflicted.


Judy said the family members of the male victim were still speaking with investigators as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and that information would be released as soon as it becomes available.


The shooting took place at 691 Liberty Church Road in a duplex apartment about 9 p.m. Friday. As of 10 p.m. Friday, the victim was still alive and was taken to an area hospital.


Earlier version


Washington County sheriff’s deputies were investigating a shooting that occurred near the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray Friday night.


Deputies responded to 691 Liberty Church Road about 9:30 p.m. following the discovery of a man who had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.


The man, who deputies said was alive as of 10 p.m., was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries.


A next door neighbor heard a gunshot and called Washington County 911.


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