The following is a press release from the Cookeville Police Department:
At approximately 1:01 a.m. on Monday, June 7th, we received reports that a shooting had just occurred in the area of 9th Street. Officers Jamey McCurry and Anthony Reep responded to the location, searched the area, and secured the crime scene.
While on scene, dispatch advised that there was a gunshot victim in the ER at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The victim was a passenger in a vehicle that had been shot several times. The victim, Michael Jenkins, 35 years old, had received multiple gun shot wounds and is in critical condition. The driver did not sustain any injuries.
Investigation is on-going. Anyone who might have information is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 520-STOP (520-7867).