Bath man dies in apparently accidental shooting

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Bath County man in an apparently accidental shooting Sunday.

State police at the Morehead post said officers received a call about 11 a.m. Sunday requesting help with a possible accidental shooting on McClain Cemetery Road No. 1 in Bath County.

Troopers said Robert Fluskey Jr. apparently was trying to remove his hunting rifle from the back seat of his vehicle when the gun discharged. Fluskey was hit in the chest and later was pronounced dead at the scene by Bath County Coroner Robbie Powell, officers said.