Edgemoor Road was briefly closed and a University of Tennessee Lifestar medical helicopter landed at a boat launch after police and fire units responded to a reported shooting at Centennial Village Apartments in east Oak Ridge on Friday evening.
It wasn’t immediately clear to emergency workers whether the shooting was self-inflicted or whether there was a shooter involved, and they didn’t have information on where the weapon was located. But they were able to determine that the area was clear, and patrol officers concluded that it was an attempted suicide, Oak Ridge Police Chief Jim Akagi said Saturday.
Police recovered a firearm at the scene, the City of Oak Ridge said in a press release on Monday.
The shooting was reported around 7:42 p.m. Friday behind a building on Waterview Drive, and a Lifestar helicopter landed at a boat launch across from the apartment complex a little after 8 p.m.
The injured female was taken to UT Medical Center in Knoxville. The hospital has not released any information on her condition.
Rescuers that responded included the Oak Ridge Fire Department, Oak Ridge Police Department, and Anderson County Emergency Medical Services.
No other information is available at this time.
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