Hillside Drive shooting leaves one dead

Published 11:38 pm Saturday, February 19, 2022

FROM STAFF REPORTS
A Saturday morning shooting left one Carter County man dead according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Department.
At 1 a.m. on Saturday morning deputies were dispatched to Hillside Drive in the Sinking Creek Community after multiple calls were received reporting shots fired in the area.
Upon arrival, a man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest. The deputies began administering CPR until the man could be transported to the hospital by an ambulance.
The shooting victim died a short time later due to his injuries.
Investigators were called to the scene and determined that both the victim and a suspect had exchanged gunshots with each other. They also found that the victim had been driving a stolen vehicle and was wanted on multiple arrest warrants.
The investigation is still active and more information will be provided by the sheriff’s office as it can be released.

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