ONE PERSON IDENTIFIED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE LAST NIGHT IN VANDEVER COMMUNITY, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has identified one of the two people found dead yesterday in the Vandever community.

Kayla Manning, 23, was shot and killed on Tuesday around 10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Vandever Road.   The shooting also injured a man , possibly Manning’s husband, and a woman who were hospitalized in Knoxville.  Another body was found on a vacant lot not far from the shooting scene on Critter Creek road.  That body is believed to be connected to the shooting on Vandever road.

Deputies from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department have arrested a suspect in Manning’s killing at the Vandever Road location.

Authorities also believe he is responsible for the other  homicide that occurred in Crossville on Critter Creek Road earlier Tuesday around 6 p.m.

A citizen had called 911 after finding a dead body outside of a home on the road, and authorities found the male victim dead from an apparent homicide, the release said.

The suspect is currently being held for questioning.