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Richard Mabe sought in connection with shootings

An early morning shooting in Johnson County left two individuals hospitalized and law enforcement searching for another subject. According to Sheriff Mike Reece his office is investigating a shooting incident that took place on Divide Road at approximately 2:10 Monday morning. Sheriff Reece tells us that 40-year-old Jackie Harless of Mountain City and 40-year-old Michael Laird also of Mountain City, are both in Johnson City Medical Center being treated for gunshot wounds.
According to Sheriff Reece his officers are searching for 33-year-old Richard Shane Mabe of Mountain City, in connection with this incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.