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Man opens fire on Tennessee hotel, road, police say

Posted: 10:06 AM, Jul 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-07 17:15:25Z

BRISTOL, Tenn. — One person is dead and four have been injured after a man opened fired at a Bristol, Tennessee hotel and nearby highway in a series of shootings early Thursday morning.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports that the person killed was a newspaper carrier, and that a police officer and the shooter were injured in the shootings. The injured officer has already been released from a local hospital.

Bristol officials say that there is no "public safety threat to the Bristol community."