The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Shooting Incident Still Being Investigated


The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning shooting near Etowah that left one man in critical condition Thursday morning.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Feb. 9, officers from the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a disturbance at a residence on Quiet Haven Lane.

When officers arrived, witnesses told them that John Paul Abbott, 29, of Horse Shoe had been shot and that he had driven away in his vehicle, Sheriff David Mahoney said.

The vehicle was located nearby with Abbott still in-side.

Abbott was transported to an area hospital where...

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