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Grandson of EKU boss dies Sunday in shooting


The grandson of Eastern Kentucky University President Doug Whitlock has died in a shooting that appears accidental.

Fayette County Chief Deputy Coroner Miles White says 14-year-old Bobby Whitlock died Sunday at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison told the Lexington Herald-Leader

he wasn’t familiar with specifics of the death but that the shooting was apparently accidental. Police are investigating.

Whitlock was a student at Clark Moores Middle School in Richmond, where grief counselors were called in Monday for staff and students. The school has about 550 students.

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