Information from WYSH Radio
A truck driver reported that someone was firing a gun off the Fourth Street Bridge over Interstate 75 South in Rocky Top early Thursday morning.
Just after midnight, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Adam Warren responded to the scene, where he met up with Rocky Top Police Department officers already there. Dairy truck driver William Burk, of London, Kentucky, told Warren that he had been headed south on I-75 and spotted what he described as a “large vehicle,” either a truck or a sport utility vehicle, parked on the bridge without any lights on. As he neared the bridge, Burk said that he heard four distinct gunshots.
He told investigators that he checked his truck for possible damage but did not find any, adding that another truck was just ahead of him at the time of the incident.
Shell casings were found on the bridge and were photographed and collected as evidence. Warren reported that no other incidents of anyone or anything being struck by gunfire had been reported, and that there were no suspects at this time. The case is described in the report as “closed pending any further information.”
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