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Press Release: Gun shot wound in Andrews- UPDATED

Cherokee County NC

4pm Update from Chief Litchfield:  He was just informed that the young man has passed away.  More details to follow.

The following news release has been issued by Chief Josh Litchfield of the Andrews Police Department.

At approximately 2 am Thursday June 6, 2013, officers with the Andrews Police Department responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the West Winds Apartments.  A 23 year old male was taken to Murphy Medical Center.  A name will be released once next of kin is notified. Around 10 am, his condition was listed as stable and he was scheduled to be transferred to Asheville. No foul play is suspected, but the incident is still under investigation. More will be released as it becomes available.

Josh Litchfield

Chief of Police
Town of Andrews

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