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Police are not confirming a rumor of a shooting in the vicinity of Hardee’s restaurant on Midland Trail Tuesday night, but EMS officials say someone was taken to Jewish Hosptial Shelbyville that same night with what they believe was a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound.
Shelby County Assistant EMS Director Jeff Ivers said that his crew transported a man to the hospital Tuesday night sometime before midnight with some type of injury to his hand; one he thought was a gunshot wound.
“I think it happened out on Haven Hill, a man accidentally got shot in the finger with his gun,” Ivers said.
Shelbyville Police Spokesperson Kelly Cable said he did not want to comment on the situation at this time because police are not certain exactly what happened.
Some Sentinel-News readers commented about the incident on the newspaper’s Facebook page, with one woman saying someone was shot in the hand.
Jeanette Ford, an employee at Liquor World, located at 50 Haven Hill Road, said that police came into the store and questioned employees.
“I did hear about it, and the police did come in to ask questions, but that’s all I really know,” she said.
Readers reacted on social media with amazement and dismay, commenting that the incident has come on the heels of a police standoff that ended in a shooting death, a high speed police chase, two violent incidents involving students – one with a knife – all within the past two weeks.
Police say they are continuing to investigate Tuesday night’s incident.