Two men were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center late Saturday morning after they sustained multiple gunshot wounds at a residence off Boatmans Mountain Road in North Hamblen County.
The sheriff’s department is withholding the names of the injured men, and the unidentified shooter remains at large, according to Lt. Steve McBride with the Hamblen CountySheriff’s Department.
The two men were outside the modest home when deputies responded to a shots-fired call around 10:30 a.m. One was on the porch. The other was on the ground, obscured from the 200-yard gravel driveway by a large bush, according to McBride, who says both men were talking when they were loaded into an ambulance.
McBride says the bullet wounds appeared to be in their abdomens, and he does not believe the injuries are life-threatening.
A woman and her adult daughter were sleeping inside the home when gunfire erupted, according to the deputy. Detectives secured the crime scene and conducted a search of the area. They had not questioned the women by noon.
The deputies who first answered the shots-fired are Sgt. Doyle Davis, Donnie Davis and Travis Edwards. At least three Hamblen County detectives were called out to work the case.