NS conductor shot, Hurley VA

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Roscoe P. Coaltrain

Hot pursuit in Hazzard Co
Hearing that an NS conductor was shot in the upper chest and shoulder at Hurley VA on the NS Buchanan Branch, Pokey region. The conductor was on the ground, and after he was shot, climbed back into the cab to get behind the bullet-resistant glass until the cops arrived. Injuries were not life threatening, but he was airlifted out from the parking lot of a nearby elementary school just to get him checked out quicker, as ground ambulance too slow on account windy roads. Shooter still on the loose, cops with K-9 scouring the area. Pokey fans may want to avoid the area for the time being.
 

Roscoe P. Coaltrain

Hot pursuit in Hazzard Co
Was told that the conductor was air evac'd to a trauma center in Kingsport TN, and is in fair condition. I have his name, but will not announce ahead of officials. Schools in the area are closed due to ongoing manhunt.

Hurley VA is the location of a mine that was instantly idled by Alpha Resources as part of its layoff of 1,200 miners, an announcement made just 3 days ago. Roundhouse rumor, totally unconfirmed, has the shooter being a laid off miner. So you fans venturing into in the coal fields to drool over heritage units had better be aware.
 
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