70-year-old man sought in shooting at Obion County lake that killed two

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Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 17:39:29-05

TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials are searching for a man charged in the deadly shootings of two men at a lake in northeastern Tennessee.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says warrants were issued for the arrest of 70-year-old David Vowell on two counts of First Degree Murder. Initially, he was being sought in connection with the deaths of 26-year-old Chance Black and 25-year-old Zachery Grooms as a person of interest.

But as the investigation continued, investigators named Vowell as a suspect in the case.

A prosecutor told WREG-TV on Tuesday that both of the younger men were shot Monday at a blind on Reelfoot Lake and that Black is the son of a sheriff's deputy in Weakley County. Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding Vowell.