2 killed, 2 injured at 2 scenes; Now, Tennessee man charged

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been accused of killing two people and injuring two others after they all were found on the same day in a Tennessee city.

News outlets cite a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation statement as saying 46-year-old John Patrick Fields is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Investigators say the body of 47-year-old Lowell Thomas "Chip" Simmons was found first on Tuesday in Crossville. Cumberland County Sheriff's deputies initially deemed it a fatal shooting, but the bureau says investigators found that may not be how he died.

Hours later, three people were found shot and 23-year-old Makayla Manning died at the scene. A man and a woman were hospitalized.

It's unclear if Fields has a lawyer who could comment.

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