TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WREG) — Five people were shot overnight after a fight broke out at a party in Covington, according to the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office.
Covington police officers and Tipton County deputies responded to the scene at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Event Center on Highway 51, just north of Covington.
Officials said that deputies began administering aid to a woman with a gunshot wound. The woman was reportedly in extremely critical condition.
Authorities said other gunshot victims were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in private vehicles.
According to the sheriff’s office, at least one of the victims was shot inside the club and other victims were shot outside. Evidence on scene suggests there were multiple shooters in various areas in and around the event center.
Several residents said the party was geared towards a younger crowd. However, the exact ages of the victims have not been released.
Sheriff Shannon Beasley said detectives are processing the scene and interviewing victims and witnesses.
Beasley released a statement about the shooting on Sunday, Sept. 24:
“At this time, we have a young female currently at The Med fighting for her life. Our prayers are with her and her family and all the victims in this incident. This is absolutely uncalled for and behavior that’s not acceptable. It’s sad when people can’t get together and enjoy themselves without people acting with such sickening and violent behavior. Our office will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice and we will not leave one stone unturned in the process. I urge anyone with information to please reach out to us.”
There are no suspects in custody at this time and motive has not been revealed. If you have information regarding the incident, contact dispatch at 901-475-4300 or the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office at 901-475-3307.