There were some tense moments Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Peachers Mill Road when gunshots were reported in a north Clarksville neighborhood. 

Clarksville police officers arrived at about 9 a.m. and found two people, a man and a woman, with gunshot wounds outside of a house. 

Officers were given a description of a Ford Taurus, which left the home after the shooting. 

Officers flooded the area and found the car in the front yard of a Leigh Court home, police said. 

The parents of the schools in the Kenwood complex were notified of a lockout, which prevents outside entry, at the school buildings, according to Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools officials. 

Officers, with help from Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies, shut down Peachers Mill Road between Carter Road and Pine Mountain Road, as well as an area around Leigh Court, where officers found the suspect. 

Clarksville police’s tactical team and crisis negotiators were called to Leigh Court as law enforcement maintained a perimeter around it. 

Police said an investigation revealed a man in his late 20s pulled into the driveway at the Peachers Mill Road address. 

A man and a woman, both in their 30s, were reportedly standing outside the car, talking to a man in a Taurus.  

“At some point, a gunfire exchange took place, and the Taurus was quickly backed out of the driveway and fled from the scene,” police said. “Witnesses helped officers track down and locate the Taurus on Leigh Court.” 

Police said the suspect, who also sustained a gunshot wound, did not live at the Leigh Court home but was found in the backyard of the home and detained. 

By Tuesday afternoon, police said they had everyone involved in the confrontation and were not looking for anyone else.  

The man and woman were treated and released from a hospital. The suspect detained remained hospitalized Thursday afternoon with a non-life-threatening injury, police said. 

No one else was reported injured in the shooting incident, though other vehicles were reportedly hit by gunfire. 

The Peachers Mill Road area was blocked off for about six hours.

Though a motive was not reported, police indicated the investigation would continue.

Police said they were thankful to the witnesses who came forward to give officers information, which enabled them to find the car that left after the shooting. 

Anyone with additional information may contact, Detective Koski at 931-648-0656, ext. 5286, the tips line at 931-645-8477 or submit a tip anonymously at p3tips.com/591.

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