FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left four people injured and one dead on a dead-end road.
The sheriff’s office, along with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, is investigating a homicide that happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near the dead-end of Brewer Rd. in Fayette County, according to the sheriff’s office.
Five shooting victims were found.
According to a TBI spokesperson, the shooting happened during a party.
Tavaris Contrell Lewis of Mason died at the scene.
Two men and two women were also injured, and taken to Regional One Hospital for treatment. FOX13 has learned the victims are listed in stable condition, but the community and local law enforcement say they’re hoping to find the gunman.
FOX13 talked to the family of one of those shooting victims who said their loved one is fighting for his life in the hospital.
“It was my first cousin’s son who was shot and he was shot in the face,” said Doris Whitmore. “He was just minding his business there when they started shooting.”
Whitmore described the chaotic scene.
“I was laying in my bed and I heard all of it. All the shooting. I’m telling you it was about 30 rounds. I heard about 15 and then they came back a few seconds later and it was about 15 more,” said Doris Whitmore. “I heard pow, pow, pow, pow. Cars were going everywhere. Pow pow pow, it was like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe I was in the country where I was born and raised at.”
Community members said they are at a loss for words.
“I heard (the gunshots). Cars were going everywhere. It was like a nightmare. I thought I was in Louisville, Kentucky in the city. I couldn’t believe I was in the country where I was born and raised at,” said community member Doris Whitmore.
The community and local law enforcement say they’re hoping the gunman is found.
There is no suspect information at this time.
Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information about this incident is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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