Shooting Investigation Underway

A shooting has led Kentucky State Police at the Pikeville Post to open an investigation. According to a press release, post 9 Troopers were called to a gunfire report near the mini mall in the McCarr community. Troopers arrived at the scene and found evidence that indicated someone had been shot. While investigating, Troopers discovered that two vehicles had left the area and entered West Virginia. Mingo County authorities were notified on the situation and were asked to contact Kentucky State Police if anyone came into any of the emergency care centers in their area.  A short time later, Brian Abshire came into the Tug Valley Emergency Room and told doctors he had accidently shot himself when he dropped a weapon. Due to the inconsistency of statements and the collection of evidence, Troopers opened a case for Assault in the 1st degree. Kentucky State Police is asking anyone with information regarding this case to please call 606-433-7711 and callers may remain anonymous.