KINGSPORT — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that was reported Monday night at a residence outside of Kingsport.
According to SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart, central dispatch received a call around 9:30 p.m. of a shooting at a home located at 2720 Princeton Road.
According to Earhart, the victim told investigators that he was shot in the leg while standing in his yard.
The victim, who was not identified by authorities, reportedly said that he saw a man dressed in dark-colored clothing run from the scene immediately after the shot was fired.
Earhart said investigators had not been able to determine the weapon used as of midnight Monday.
The victim received minor injuries to his upper leg area as a result of the incident. He was reportedly treated for his injuries at the scene by emergency responders.
Earhart said SCSO detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.
Anyone who has information on the shooting or who may have noticed an individual in the area matching the suspect’s description is asked to contact Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 279-7500.