Shooting at I-40 rest stop leaves man injured in Cumberland County

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 39-year-old man was shot at a rest stop off Interstate 40 Tuesday afternoon and an arrest has yet to be made.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to the scene at mile marker 324 in Cumberland County sometime around 4:30 p.m.

Authorities said Chadwick Barnthouse, 39, of Virginia, was shot in the chest and hand. The interstate was shut down for LifeFlight to land and transport the patient to UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

Preliminary investigation confirms the event was a single act and not an active shooter event. There is no danger to the public at this time.

DA Bryant Dunaway told News 2 multiple law enforcement agencies are working to gather the details and figure out what happened. They are in the process of securing search warrants to search at least one vehicle at the scene.

Troopers were told the shooter is a 6-foot tall white man with a bald head and dark-colored shirt. The vehicle he was in remains unknown. News 2 spoke with the sheriff of Cumberland County who said “unsubstantiated” a shooter is at large.

The THP is working alongside both the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The investigation is active and ongoing. Further details haven’t been released.