Macon County schools close as precaution due to shooting

Macon County schools close as precaution due to shooting (Image 1)
Macon County schools close as precaution due to shooting (Image 1)

A drive-by shooting occurred late Thursday afternoon in Macon County and the suspect is still at large, leading officials to close schools as a precaution.

The Director of Macon County Schools said that all schools will be closed Friday, March 15 because they want their teachers and students to be safe.

The safety is a concern due to a shooting that took place late Thursday afternoon near a Hometown Foods in Lafayette.

The grocery store is located across the street from Macon Christian Academy.

The victim, who has since been identified as Tommy Hillard, was reportedly sitting in a car in at a stop sign when he was shot.

He was taken by ambulance to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police are still in pursuit of the suspect.

The investigation is ongoing.

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