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Originally published: 2014-04-04 12:01:01
Last modified: 2014-04-04 12:58:21

Sheriff's office investigates death from gunshot wound

by Allison Haver

Around 9:40 p.m. on Thursday,  deputies from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office received a preliminary report of a gunshot wound at Watauga Medical Center from the medical center's police.

According to Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, it was reported that a 40-year-old, male patient had been brought to the Emergency Department on Thursday for treatment of gunshot wounds and when deputies arrived on the scene, they found that the patient was already deceased from the wound.

All investigative deputies responded to the hospital and a full investigation began in attempt to find the actual crime scene and other witnesses.

The search for the crime scene spanned across Watauga County, from N.C. 194 North to U.S. 321 North, and was located and processed.

Hagaman said that all suspects from the scene had been identified and interviewed but would not disclose any additional information.


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