Shooting Inside Tullahoma Mall Injures One Person
By: Atlanta Northcutt -- Reporter for the Southern Standard
In Coffee County, a shooting occurred Thursday afternoon inside Northgate Mall in Tullahoma injuring one person.
Tullahoma police are currently investigating the shooting.
Police Chief Jason Williams stated a verbal altercation inside the mall turned violent when a white male produced a gun, and one shot was fired at the victim. No other injuries were reported.
The victim was quickly transported to Tennova Healthcare – Harton before being transferred by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Williams also reported the alleged shooter fled the scene in a white sedan. Law enforcement officials are still searching for the suspect.
The mall was placed on lockdown following the shooting. Until police finished investigating and collecting evidence from the scene, the interior of the building was sealed off.
Tullahoma Police Department officials confirmed a “person of interest” was taken to the police department for questioning.
No information on the condition of the victim has been released, and no arrests have been made at this time.