One person was injured in an early morning shooting in Clinton on Monday, according to the Clinton Police Department.
The shooting was reported just after 5 a.m. Monday at the Git ‘N Go Market on Clinch Avenue in South Clinton.
The CPD said one adult male was shot during the incident, and he was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Police said the man had at least one gunshot wound to his lower body, according to WYSH Radio in Clinton, which cited CPD Assistant Chief Jim Campbell.
Preliminary information from witnesses indicated that a car pulled into the store parking lot, fired multiple shots at the victim, and fled before officers arrived, WYSH Radio said.
The name of the man shot has not been released yet. WYSH reported that the man was alert and conscious as he was treated at the scene, and investigators were expected to interview him at the hospital.
The CPD’s Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating the shooting, and they will provide updates as they become available, the department said.
Law enforcement officers have not released information about a suspect or a suspect vehicle, and the Criminal Investigations Unit is continuing to try and determine whether the victim knew his assailant, what motive might be behind the shooting, and answer other questions about the Monday morning incident, WYSH said.
If you have any information about the shooting, the Clinton Police Department asks you to call Lieutenant Bailey at (865) 259-1206.