Shooting incident claims 1 life
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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Bradley County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigators continue to search for answers in a shooting late Sunday. One person died as a result of the incident that occurred just before 11 p.m.

Cody Tatum, 28, was pronounced dead at SkyRidge Medical Center, according to Laura Wittmaier, administrator of the Bradley County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded to a residence at 3248 Spring Place Road where two people had suffered gunshot wounds.

Tatum and a female inside the residence were both struck.

The female victim was transferred to Erlanger Medical Center for treatment.

Gault said Monday that investigators worked into the early morning hours collecting evidence at the scene.

He also noted the name of the female victim has not been released.

Suspect information, if any, has not been released by investigators.

Gault said additional information surrounding the circumstances of the shooting should be available later today.

Wittmaier said Tatum’s body has been taken to Knoxville for an autopsy.