Suspect sought in Athens, Tennessee, shooting

Suspect sought in Athens, Tennessee, shooting

August 13th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Athens, Tennessee, police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Sunday night.

Responding to a call around 8:15 p.m. in Cook Park, officers with the Athens Police Department found a man, identified as Willie Lusane Jr., with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told officers that Lusane had been arguing with a 17-year-old male. The teen left the area but later returned with another male, who has yet to be identified. The other male produced a shotgun and shot Lusane in the thigh.

The 17-year-old male has been identified but his name is being withheld because he's a minor. 

Lusane was transported to the hospital.

Officers are actively pursuing leads in this case. Anyone with information on this incident should call the Athens Police Department Detective Unit at (423) 744-2730.