gun-accidentPOWDERLY, Ky. (7/24/14) — Police, fire and Muhlenberg EMS units responded to a Hawkins Street residence in Powderly between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Thursday morning in response to a man being injured by gunshot.

Riley Garrett was hanging a gun in his home, when it discharged causing a bullet to strike him in the wrist area, according to a neighbor.

Garrett sought help from neighbors as evidenced by the blood on the front doors of two nearby homes. However, he had left the neighbors' homes before they responded to their doors.

Trena Law said she was in bed asleep, when she heard shouting at her front door. When she got to the door, Garrett was gone, and all she noticed was the blood on the ramp leading to her home, she said.

Ronnie Brooke told much the same story. Brooke said he was in the back of his home, when he heard yelling at the front door. Brooke was not dressed, and by the time he got to the door Garrett had left, he said.

Garrett was transported by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital. When SurfKY News contacted the hospital, a patient condition update was not yet available.

ramp

SurfKY will update this story when an official press report has been released.

Charles Riley
SurfKy News Reporter
SurfKY News Photos/Charles Riley

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

In Other News...

Upcoming Events at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (9/3/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Join us - Labor… Read More

David Miller Named Park Manager at Lake Barkley State Resort Park

FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/3/15) — David Miller is the new manager at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Parks… Read More

Most Read This Week

September 04, 2015 21203

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 6931

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6286

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 4085

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3546

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 21203

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12502

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 04, 2015 21203

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 2079

Man Charged with Kidnapping 8-Year-Old Girl

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 909

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 801

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 727

Madisonville Christens New $1.1M Ladder Truck

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 715

Franklin Graham Offers Opinion on Kim Davis Case

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 706

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 688

Henderson, Paducah, Owensboro, Madisonville…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 653

Owensboro Air Show, Century Aluminum Announce…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 607

Harmful Algal Bloom Recreational Advisory Issued

by SurfKY News