Drive-By Shooting In Coopertown Under Investigation
COOPERTOWN TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Residents in Coopertown awoke to the sound of gunfire early Monday morning, Coopertown Police are calling it a drive-by shooting.
The incident occurred at a home in the 3600 block of Old Coopertown Rd around 3:30 am Monday morning.
Coopertown Police Chief Tyler Haley told Smokey Barn News that two different caliber firearms were used in the shooting, a rifle and a 9mm handgun.
One round entered a bedroom window just missing the resident. Another round struck a column and then penetrated a living room window. The round continued through a wall and finally lodged in a closet, Haley said.
Chief Haley said that at least four rounds struck the house and five shell casings were recovered in the street and grass in front of the home.
The home is located about 25 yeards away from a church and 150 yards from a school which concerned local residents. However, Chief Haley indicated that this appears to be an isolated incident and not a random shooting and that there was no immediate danger to the general public.
Police are considering multiple suspects according to Chief Haley but he would still like to hear from anyone that may have seen anything around the time of the shooting.
If you have any information please call 615-384-4911
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