Authorities with the Gordon County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday evening were staying tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation of a Tuesday night shooting, citing they were still piecing together the exact circumstances of what transpired during what appears to have been a domestic dispute.
According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21, deputies responded to a private residence in the 200 block of Bud Hardy Road in the Sonoraville community in response to a shooting. Deputies were on scene in minutes, and found a male who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities indicated the man was removed from the scene by ground ambulance and flown by Life Force to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was alert and talking.
According to a report, a female suspect was taken at the scene and placed into custody. Authorities stressed that at no time was there an active search for the suspect, as was erroneously reported by other news agencies. The suspect was arrested on site immediately and without incident. She did receive medical treatment from undisclosed wounds.
The Sheriff's Office said detectives and crime scene investigators continue to interview witnesses on Wednesday afternoon and are continuing to collect evidence. The weapon used in the event was taken by investigators and no one else is being sought in connection to the incident.
Authorities hope to release additional information by the end of the week.