One person injured in Sevierville shooting

When officers arrived on the scene, they found one person shot in the leg.
Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 10:02 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Investigators with the Sevierville Police Department responded to a shooting at the Bluff’s Grill and Tap just after midnight Sunday morning, officials confirmed.

When officers arrived on the scene, a man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to UT Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said they are still working to determine his identity.

Earlier Sunday morning, investigators stopped a vehicle on I-40 with occupants who were reported to be involved in the shooting. Damian Hamblin, 30, was arrested at the stop, according to investigators.

Hamblen was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and simple possession of marijuana, investigators said.

Authorities are still searching for two additional people who are believed to have been involved in the incident, one of whom is the suspected shooter.

It was reported that there was a confrontation in the parking lot prior to the shooting, officials said.

This is a developing story.

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