MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Clarksville police are investigating after three people were shot Tuesday morning.
Officers responded around 9:15 a.m. to a residence in the area of Peachers Mill Road and Carter Road, where they located a man and a woman shot outside. Another man who police say fled the scene in a car was found shot in the backyard of a residence on Leigh Ct. police explained.
Peachers Mill Road between Carter Road to Pine Mountain Road was closed for six hours as police investigated.
According to a spokesperson for the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, a “lockout” was initiated at Kenwood Elementary, Middle and High schools around 9:40 a.m. The “lockout” was lifted about 30 minutes later at 10:10 a.m.
Neighbors described the area as quiet and tight-knit.
“It’s a very silent neighborhood so it’s kind of crazy,” Jessica Leyrer told News 2.
SWAT, mobile command and K-9 were among the many officials that swarmed the area.
“All we heard were sirens coming in and then they kind of just swarmed the house, SWAT team came in,” Leyrer explained.
That SWAT team told residents to stay inside as officers searched for the man who drove away from the scene.
“We locked all of our doors and stayed you know private and secure, made sure nobody was coming in or out, watched all of our cameras and just making sure everyone is ok around us,” said Leyrer.
Police say they have spoken to everyone involved in the shooting, as the investigation continues. The man and woman shot outside of the home were treated and released from the hospital. The third shooting victim is still recovering in the hospital from a non-life threatening injury, according to police.
This is the third triple shooting this month in Clarksville.
“It’s really sad for the community in Clarksville honestly, for the fact that this is a good place to live and you know you got crime going crazy everywhere in Clarksville, you know it seems like Nashville is coming to Clarksville,” said Leyrer.
The city commissioner for District 13 told News 2 it’s a safe area.
“This is a safe community. This is the first time I’ve heard or seen anything in this neighborhood like this,” explained commissioner Walker Woodruff.