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Man shot in leg by girlfriend, airlifted to hospital

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A man in Laurel County had to be airlifted to the hospital after police say his girlfriend shot him in the leg.

Police say it happened around 9:30 Saturday morning on White Oak Road in Laurel County.

They say 49-year-old Sharon Johnson shot her boyfriend, 47-year-old Lonnie Bowling, in the leg with a 9mm pistol.

Johnson says Bowling told her to shoot him, and she did.

Police say the shooting was the result of a domestic argument.

Bowling was airlifted to UK Hospital for medical treatment. There is no information on his condition at this time.

Johnson is charged with assault first degree, disorderly conduct second degree, resisting arrest and public intoxication with a controlled substance.

Johnson is being held in the Laurel County Detention Facility.

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