Man killed in Somerville shooting identified

Man killed in Somerville shooting identified

SOMERVILLE, TN (WMC) - A man died in a shooting in Somerville on Thursday night, according to Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

Investigators pulled the victim's car from the bushes, near a wooded area, after it crashed Thursday night. Two others also suffered gunshot wounds, but are OK.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents joined deputies in the investigation.

TBI identified the victim as Andrew Deaundrey Curtis-Terry, 20, of Grand Junction, Tennessee. Two other people--who have not been identified--were injured in the shooting.

Neighbors said it's not unusual for them to hear gunshots.

"It's always a lot of shooting. We don't ever know where and when," neighbor Sam Billingsley said. "We just be in the house. I don't ever come out."

"Really, nine times out of 10, when you hear a shot you don't pay much attention to it because you hear shots all the time," neighbor Samuel Worles said.

Several people did not want to talk on camera because they said they were afraid of local gangs.

"We do encounter crimes that do involve some gang activity," Deputy DA Mark Davidson said. "I don't believe that we have what I would call a violent gang problem in Fayette County."

Despite the seeming regularity of gunshots in the area, neighbors said the law enforcement response was larger than usual.

"I never seen this much police activity at one time," Billingsley said.

Davidson said this is the first homicide in Somerville this year.

"We only have one or two homicides a year," Davidson said. "This one, like the others, will be aggressively prosecuted."

Investigators remained on the scene for more than eight hours. People in the neighborhood were saddened to hear how young the victim was when he died.

"It's really bad and sad you know," neighbor Carolyn Carter said. "We hate that but we feel sorry for these people, you know, because they so young and they need jobs. Think of something else to do in this neighborhood."

One deputy was involved in a car accident while headed to the scene. That deputy's condition was not released.

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