Man charged with attempted murder in Union City shooting

UNION CITY, Tenn. — A man is facing an attempted murder charge after a Wednesday afternoon shooting in Union City.

fatal shootingBronzie Johnson Jr., 19, is the accused gunman, according to a news release from the Union City Police Department.

Officers were dispatched around 1:46 p.m. to Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 720 East College Street where they found a 23-year-old woman they believe had been shot at least twice, according to the release.

The victim was transported from the scene by EMS and later airlifted to a Memphis hospital.

Police say witnesses told them the shooting occurred near the intersection of North Home Street and College Street and that the victim ran to the church after being shot.

Johnson, a Union City resident, was identified as the shooter and arrested a short time later at an address on East Vine Street, according to police.

Police also found a handgun believed to have been used in the shooting, according to the release.

Johnson is charged with attempted second-degree murder and reckless endangerment. He is set to appear Thursday in Obion County General Sessions Court.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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