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Sullivan County authorities investigating fatal shooting in Bloomingdale

December 21st, 2013 10:43 pm by Wes Bunch

Sullivan County authorities investigating fatal shooting in Bloomingdale

KINGSPORT  —  The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday evening in Bloomingdale.

SCSO Spokeswoman Leslie Earhart said deputies were dispatched just before 6 p.m. to a shooting that was reported at 117 Rocky Lane.

Earhart said one man died as a result of the shooting. The identity of the deceased was not immediately released by authorities.

Upon arriving at the scene of the shooting, Earhart said officers found a man lying in the front yard of the Rocky Lane residence with several bullet wounds.

The man was reportedly pronounced dead after being transported by ambulance to Holston Valley Medical Center.

Earhart said investigators believe the shooting was the result of a family dispute between two brothers.

According to statements taken at the scene, the two men were arguing outside the home when the shooting took place.

The surviving brother was being questioned by investigators Saturday night about the fatal incident.

Earhart described the SCSO investigation as ongoing and said charges were pending.

No more information was available late Saturday.

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