The Knox County Sheriff's Office issued a press release June 24 about two traumatic incidents its deputies responded to Friday night into Saturday. Friday night, June 23, at approximately 11 p.m., Sgt. Lance Mitchell, Deputy Jeremy Joslyn and Deputy Scott Redmun responded to a report of a female with a gunshot wound in St. George.

Mitchell and Joslyn arrived to find 22-year-old Amber Libbey had sustained a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Her live-in boyfriend, 21-year-old Sam Ryan, reported he was asleep and awoke to the sound of the gunshot. Mitchell and Joslyn immediately started administering first aid with the assistance of Redmun, who arrived several minutes later.

The deputies continued to tend to the wound and blood loss until St. George Rescue arrived. The deputies investigated the incident to find that Kinney had picked up the loaded 9 mm handgun and it had accidently discharged into her abdomen. Kinney was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center, where she was in stable condition.

Saturday morning, June 24, at around 8:30 a.m., Sgt. John Palmer, Deputy Paul Pinkham and Deputy Paul Spear responded to the report of a 2 1/2-week-old girl who had died during the night in Warren. The death was discovered by the 26-year-old father and 21-year-old mother, who immediately reported the death to the Sheriff's Office.

The deputies secured the scene and took the child to Pen Bay Medical Center until the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit could respond and continue the investigation. According to state protocol, the State Police Major Crimes Unit investigates all deaths of children under the age of 3 years old.

Editor's note: The last name of the 22-year-old gunshot victim was reported incorrectly earlier, because incorrect information was given in the Knox County Sheriff's Office news release about the incident.