January 9th , 2014 21:32 pm Leave a comment

Watauga man dies after suffering gunshot wound

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A 26-year-old man is dead after suffering a gunshot wound to his chest Thursday night in Watauga.

Photo by Danny Davis Authorities responded to the home at 183 Hilton Hill Road in Watauga after receiving word that a man had been shot. That man, who has yet to be identified, died from his wounds.

Photo by Danny Davis
Authorities responded to the home at 183 Hilton Hill Road in Watauga after receiving word that a man had been shot. That man, who has yet to be identified, died from his wounds.

Authorities responded to the scene at 183 Hilton Hill Road at approximately 9:20 p.m. Though members of the Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad and Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrived to assist, their efforts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

Sheriff Chris Mathes told members of the media that the suspected shooter, another man who is believed to have been living in the home, had been transported to a hospital with reported chest pains. Neither the identity of the victim nor the identity of the suspect have been released.

Check back here for more details as they emerge.

REPORTED EARLIER AT 10:23 P.M.

Sheriff Chris Mathes told members of the media that a 26-year-old man who was shot in the chest in Watauga has died from his wounds.

Emergency crews responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:20 p.m. informing them that a man had been shot at 183 Hilton Hill Road.

Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad and the Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene, but attempts to resuscitate the victim were for naught.

County Coroner Benny Colbaugh arrived at the scene at approximately 9:45.

There is, as of yet, no indication that anyone has been arrested.

Check back here for more details on this story as they emerge.

REPORTED EARLIER AT 9:32 P.M.

Reports are circulating that Carter County Emergency and Rescue Squad is treating a gunshot victim in the Hilton Hill Road area of Watauga.

Preliminary reports indicate that a man was shot in the chest. Scanner traffic also indicates the Carter County Sheriff’s Department is on scene.

Check back here for more details on this story as they emerge.

 

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