UPDATE: Two people shot in Bluff City, suspect arrested


BLUFF CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says two people were shot Tuesday evening in Bluff City.

Deputies responded just after 7 p.m. to the 1200 block of Weaver Branch Road.

The sheriff’s office says two people were taken to a local hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

A suspect has been arrested.

Jason Step and he and his wife were watching television when someone started banging on the door.

“The seven year old boy had been shot also came running to our camper door beating on our camper door saying ‘Call 911, we’ve been shot, we’ve been shot.”

“Here comes his father that had been shot. I said ‘what happened?’ (He said) ‘Dad shot us, dad shot us,'” he added.

The sheriff’s office said no other information was available for release Tuesday night.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Bluff City Police Chief Greg Depew confirmed with News Channel 11 that there was a reported shooting Tuesday on Weaver Branch Road.

Chief Depew said that two individuals were reportedly injured in the incident and taken to a hospital.

Limited details were available as police remained on scene Tuesday evening.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates on WJHL.com.


SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 has a crew at the scene where there is a heavy police presence in Bluff City.

Several Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and Bluff City Police vehicles were parked near the 1200 block of Weaver Branch Road in Bluff City.

We’ve reached out to officials with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office for more information.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates on WJHL.com.

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