3 dead in early-morning shooting in Middle Tenn.

LAFAYETTE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities in Middle Tennessee say three people have died in a shooting in Macon County.

WSMV-TV in Nashville reports the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. at a home about five miles from Lafayette in the Frog Pond community. The location is about 65 miles northeast of Nashville. The station says the sheriff's department received a call from a person who witnessed the shooting.

Authorities found two people dead of multiple gunshot wounds, while a third person was pronounced dead at a Hendersonville hospital.

The station reported a person of interest was arrested in Sumner County, but officials there referred calls to Macon County officials.

The victims' names haven't been released. The Macon County sheriff didn't immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press.

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Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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