Once on the scene, the MPD ascertained that Joshua Bean, a 20 year-old resident of Nortonville, KY, had been shot in the back with a 12 gauge shotgun. The victim’s brother, 18 year-old Matthew Bean, was said to have been checking the weapon to see if it was loaded when the gun discharged and hit his brother in the back.
Following the incident, Joshua Bean was transported to the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville. As of this time, however, the RMC has not released any information on the victim’s condition.
Though the incident was reported as an accidental shooting, the MPD is currently investigating the case further.
iSurf News will keep you updated as more information is released on the incident and investigation.
Information provided by the Madisonville Police Department
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