KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a traffic stop in Tennessee ended with state police troopers firing at two people.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Leslie Earhart told WYCB-TV the two Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers fired their guns Thursday evening when an occupant of a vehicle pulled a weapon following a routine traffic stop along Interstate 26.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Friday that the two people were taken to a hospital, but did not elaborate on the seriousness of their injuries.
Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller told the Kingsport Times-News that neither officer was injured.
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Investigators didn’t release the identities or the races of the troopers or the two people shot. They say agents were on the scene early Friday collecting evidence.