One Shot, One Injured At Songwriter's Home In Franklin
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn.- No charges have been filed after a shooting on the property of a legendary country music songwriter.
Officials with the Williamson County Sheriff's Department said that a woman shot a man Sunday evening after a fight inside a cabin at the ranch of Tom T. Hall. Hall is best known for his eleven number one hit songs, including "The Harper Valley PTA".
Hall lives on a 60 acre ranch in Williamson County and said on Sunday farmhand who helps take care of the property had some people over to play the guitar. They were drinking beer and a fight broke out.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Department continues to investigate the case, but said that two men began to fight and a woman stepped between them to stop the fight. Williamson County Chief Deputy Dusty Rhoades says the two men got into several fights that evening, but the last one ended when the wife of one of the men grabbed a handgun to stop it.
"The wife of the small guy shot the big guy in the knee. Apparently, the big guy was holding the small guy down. She shot him in the knee to get him off," said Deputy Rhoades.
Police said both men were transported to Vanderbilt.
Investigators said Hall had no idea what was happening.
"And as far as I know he probably doesn't know anything about it other than this guy, he knows this guy since he rents from him," said Rhoades.
Chief Deputy Rhoades said that woman was cooperating with officials and answering their questions.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Department has not released the names of those involved.