MARTIN, TENN– Authorities are investigating a shooting that occurred at a bar in Martin on Saturday night, resulting in one fatality. The Martin police department responded to the incident at Cadillac’s bar, where 19-year-old Cameron Houston from Union City was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Despite being transferred to the Volunteer Community Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries. At this time, no arrests have been made, and the police are still searching for a suspect. Angel Navarrete, a witness to the shooting, described the panic that ensued as patrons attempted to flee the bar.
Navarrete recounted hearing several gunshots near the dance floor area, causing chaos and fear among the crowd at the bar. As people attempted to escape, the exits became chaotic, resulting in a pileup of at least fifty people. Many were trampled on and were in a state of panic. Navarrete expressed his initial fear of a mass shooting, given the prevalence of such incidents in the news. After fleeing the bar, patrons informed the police outside that someone had been shot, prompting a swift response from law enforcement.
The tragic shooting has left the community in shock, and authorities are working diligently to identify and apprehend the individual responsible for this heinous act. The loss of Cameron Houston has deeply impacted those who knew him, and the investigation into the circumstances of the shooting continues. As the Martin Police Department seeks to bring the perpetrator to justice, they are urging anyone with information to come forward. This senseless violence has underscored the need for greater security measures and vigilant awareness in public spaces, as the community mourns the tragic loss of a young life.