KSP: Hopkins co. teen dead after shooting self

KSP: Hopkins co. teen dead after shooting self

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner's Office, a 14-year-old is dead after an apparent accidental shooting in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. Monday at a home on Farmers Crossing Road in White Plains.

Kentucky State Police say two juveniles were inside the home when the gun discharged.

Troopers say it appeared 14-year-old Wyatt Whitaker, from Nortonville, was handling the gun and shot himself. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, where he later died.

An autopsy is set for Tuesday.

Foul play is not expected. An investigation is ongoing.

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