Two separate shootings keep investigators busy in Bell County

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating two separate shootings in Bell County, including one where an officer apparently fatally wounded a man wanted in connection with anther shooting in Claiborne County, Tenn.

According to WRIL radio and the KSP, 35-year-old Timothy Houston of Harrogate, Tenn., was killed in the first shooting which happened at about 4:30 a.m. in the Stephen’s Branch area of Middlesboro.

Houston was transported by Middlesboro EMS to Middlesboro ARH Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased by the Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele, according to WRIL.

No details of the shooting have been released other than the fact Houston was being sought in connection with the previous Tennessee incident.

The second case was reported to troopers at about 6:15 p.m. at a residence on Highway 221 in the Stoney Fork community of Bell County.

According to WRIL, a man and a woman were involved in an altercation when it lead to a one person being shot and taken to Pineville Hospital for treatment.

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