UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon.
It happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Old Asheville Highway and River Road, according to the sheriff’s office.
Sheriff Mike Hensley said deputies arrived and found two vehicles partially blocking River Road and a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
Another person who was sitting inside a vehicle claimed to be the shooter, according to the sheriff.
The victim was flown to Johnson City Medical Center and was in “stable” condition Monday night, according to the sheriff.
The unnamed suspect was detained.
Hensley called the shooting a road rage incident and said the investigation was ongoing.