McMinn County Investigating Shooting & Home Invasion

Athens, TN (WDEF) – McMinn County investigators are looking for suspects in a home invasion overnight.

Sheriff Joe Guy says his deputies responded to the home  on County road 700 around 2 AM Friday morning.

Michelle Blair told them that she was asleep on her couch when a man in a dark hoodie entered her home and began beating her.

She says she heard a gunshot moments later, and she ran.

The deputies also found another resident Paul McStraw suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip.

He was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"Our officers have located some evidence at the scene, as well as some narcotics," said Sheriff Guy. "We are following up on some potential suspects."

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