MT. JULIET, Tenn. - Police in Mt. Juliet said they’re searching for a potential gunman who may have been living in the woods at one point.
Two incidents happened Saturday afternoon in a wooded area near the Hickory Hills subdivision. Police said a man believed to be homeless may have threatened two children before firing a shot at someone two people driving four-wheelers. Luckily, the bullet missed those individuals.
According to officers, the man may have been living in the nearby woods. They searched the area using infrared technology, K9s, and a helicopter, but did not locate the suspect.
“It’s very uncharacteristic of the neighborhood to have these incidents with this amount of frequency in a short amount of period of time." Chandler said. "What we’re doing on our end as a police department is stepping up extra patrols in the area. They’re going to notice a lot of police presence in this neighborhood.”
Chandler added that the property where the incidents happened is private property and should not be used by the homeless, hikers, or four-wheelers.
Anyone with information was asked to call Mt. Juliet Police at (615) 754-2550 or (615) 754-TIPS (8477).