MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Investigators say a man shot the mother of his children and two other people inside of a Maury County home early Friday morning while the kids were sleeping inside.
According to Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland, the suspected shooter called 911 around 2:15 a.m. and said he had shot three people inside of a home on Brown Hollow Road, south of Williamsport.
The three victims were critically wounded and were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, the sheriff explained.
Sheriff Rowland said the suspect had been arrested but did not release his name.
“As far as someone who would do an act like this, I don’t want to put his name out there so, it’s not important,” the sheriff told News 2.
Sheriff Rowland said the suspect shot the mother of his children, as well as two friends, identified only as a man and a woman.
“It appears to be some type of a domestic type situation that turned very bad,” he explained.
One of the victims made it out of the house after being shot and was found across the road. The other two victims were found inside the home.
All three are in critical condition, the sheriff said.
The children, who are both younger than three years old, were not hurt and are being cared for by immediate family and DCS, Sheriff Rowland revealed.
He said authorities had been called to the house on previous occasions but not recently.
The suspect is a convicted felon and should not have had a gun, the sheriff added.