One person was injured in a shooting early this morning, Sunday, September 19, 2021. At approximately 12:22 a.m., Sevierville Police Department officers responded to a shooting call at the Bluffs, 1548 Parkway. It was reported that there was a confrontation in the parking lot prior to the shooting.
Officers encountered an adult male with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with what appeared at the scene to be a non-life threatening injury. Authorities are working to determine his identity.
A short time later, a Sevier County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle on Interstate 40 with occupants that were reportedly involved in the shooting. One person was subsequently arrested from the vehicle, 30-year old Damian Hamblin from Morristown, TN. Mr. Hamblin was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and simple possession of marijuana.
Authorities are searching for two additional persons believed to have been involved in the incident, one of whom is the suspected shooter.
SPD would like to thank the SCSO and Pigeon Forge Police Department for their assistance.