16-Year-Old Dawson Springs Boy Killed in Shooting: KSP

A death investigation is underway in Hopkins County after the Kentucky State Police says a 16-year-old boy died after being shot in Dawson Springs.

Posted: Jun 1, 2021 4:53 PM
Updated: Jun 2, 2021 10:07 AM

Authorities in Hopkins County, Kentucky, are investigating after a fatal shooting that took place in Dawson Springs.

The Kentucky State Police tells us Troopers were requested by the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a shooting on Hosick Avenue in Dawson Springs around 1:19 a.m. on Tuesday.

KSP says an initial investigation revealed that 16-year-old Dakota Carter of Dawson Springs had suffered a gunshot wound.

Carter was first taken to Baptist Health Madisonville before being flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where he died from his injuries, according to KSP.

KSP says the investigation is ongoing and foul play is suspected.

Anyone with information on the investigation should call KSP Post 2 at 270-676-3313 or submit an anonymous tip by calling1-800-222-5555.

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