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Investigation continues after shooting near ETSU

By Angela Yingling
Published On: Sep 16 2013 04:40:48 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 15 2013 11:00:00 PM CDT

The search continues for a shooting suspect after a man is shot in the leg at an apartment complex near ETSU.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

ETSU sophomore Kyle Harvey is headed to the office of the Campus Ridge Apartments, a complex made up of mostly ETSU students, and the scene of a Sunday morning shooting.

“I don't even know that my roommates know.  If they do they haven't said anything,” says Harvey.

He’s working to find out more information about the incident because he says no one has notified residents.

“It kind of shocked me. We've been living here and didn't hear anything about it. It’s weird,” adds Ryan Fogleman.

We checked with the Johnson City Police Department and learned a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg. The victim told police he was approached by a man who asked for money and when he didn't comply, he was shot.

“He was supposedly sleeping in somebody else's car. We didn't get to speak to him very much. He went into surgery yesterday, says Johnson City Police Sergeant Kevin Peters.

Police believe the victim didn't know the shooter, but they're still looking into the incident. Officers say the suspect is described as a black man with long dreadlocks.

Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 423-434-6158 or you can text information anonymously by sending the code “423JCPD” and your tip to phone number 847411. 

Students at Campus Ridge are hoping to learn more about the incident and the safety of their home.

“It’s a little disconcerting because I haven't heard anything and it sounds like it was a big deal,” adds Harvey.

We made several attempts to contact management at Campus Ridge about the shooting, but they have not responded.

We also checked with Washington County, Tennessee dispatch and learned in the last year 205 calls have been made to 9-1-1 from Campus Ridge Apartments, which they consider a high number.

9-1-1 tells us that can be any kind of emergency including medical, police, or fire.