Four teens shot in Tennessee are young people described as juveniles who were deliberately targeted, authorities said. According to ABC News Sept. 12, the four people shot in Tennessee were discovered Thursday in a car near a former mountain resort.
Deputy District Attorney General Gary McKenzie said investigators are still trying to identify the victims. They are in their teens and at least one was female.
A resident of the Renegade Mountain resort community in Cumberland County found the dead bodies when he noticed the parked car on his way to work around 7 a.m. Thursday. The shooting likely happened within 24 hours after the four were discovered. Investigators believe the killing took place where they were found -- on the side of a road in a 3,000-acre area of Renegade Mountain development that is 50 miles west of Knoxville.
McKenzie said suicide does not appear to be part of the killings and that there are leads police are pursuing. He added that authorities do not feel the community is any type of danger.
News of the four shot in Tennessee is unsettling with all the violence among young people that have been making headlines. Just last week a stabbing at a Houston high school erupted with one student being killed.