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Fisherman shot on Harvest Farms Lake
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Sheriffs investigator Kevin Murphy, left, goes over information with Stan Owenby, who was in the boat with Ken Murray when the shooting took place. - photo by Duane Sherrill
A man was shot Tuesday morning while fishing on Harvest Farms Lake, wounded by a resident who reportedly was angry because he felt the victim was fishing on his part of the lake.The victim, Ken Murray, was airlifted from near the scene of the shooting to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga for treatment of gunshot wounds to his midsection, shoulder and arm. The shots are believed to be from buckshot fired from a shotgun wielded by Floyd Kirby from the bank of the lake located off Tom Grissom Road.According to sheriff’s investigator Bo Ramsey, the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. on Harvest Farms Lake as Murray and friend Stan Owenby were fishing in a small boat. Murray’s home is nearby, a few doors down from Kirby, with fellow lake property owners pointing out all those who own property on the lake have fishing and boating rights to the lake.It was while fishing near Kirby’s property that the men say Kirby came out and began yelling threats, telling them they could not fish there.