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Hawkins gunshot victim listed in serious but stable condition

STAFF REPORT • Updated Jun 14, 2019 at 9:20 AM

CHURCH HILL — A Thursday night shooting near Church Hill remains under investigation, although no charges have been placed and one man is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds.

At 9:36, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible shooting on Cobb Road near the Carters Valley landfill.

According to a report released by Sheriff Ronnie Lawson Friday, deputies came into contact with a male who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported by Hawkins County EMS to Holston Valley Medical Center and is currently listed in serious but stable condition.

“Two other males involved in the incident were detained at the scene,” Lawson said. “Later, after being interviewed by sheriff’s detectives, both males were released from custody. Due to the nature of this ongoing and active investigation, no further details will be released. However, it has been determined that there is no current threat to the community in which the incident occurred.”

HSCO detectives are being assisted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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