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Two Shot in Lexington, Suspect Turns Himself In

By Natalie Potts
By npotts@wbbjtv.com

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.- Lexington Police charged one man with two counts of attempted murder after two people were shot near Vine street around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Police said James Wynn, 42 turned himself into authorities after police identified him as their prime suspect in the afternoon shooting. Investigators believe Wynn opened fire on two other people during an argument outside of his home.

"One victim is shot twice, the other is shot once," said Capt. Jeff Middleton of the Lexington Police Dept. "We are still investigating the motive behind the shooting but we have several people our initial reports indicate they were all involved in some kind of confrontation."

Witnesses told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the three were seen arguing in the street before the shots were heard. Neighbors said the two victims were threatening Wynn.

"That confrontation led to one of the individuals bringing out a firearm and shooting the other two," said Middleton.

Investigators said the two victims took off running down Vine street where they were found by officers walking through the neighborhood. Officers said their injuries are believed to be hon-life threatening at this time.

"I heard the gunshots when i was playing with my friends," said Cordale Stableine, 11. " Somebody could have got killed."

Neighbors told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that there are several small children who play outside frequently. They said the area is not considered dangerous. Some said they could not understand why their beloved neighbor would even be involved in a violent argument with the two men in the first place.

"It's just a good neighborhood everybody is close around here, we all get out and have cookouts together," said neighbor.

Lexington Police have charged Wynn with two counts of attempted murder. Officers said additional charges could follow once their investigation is complete.