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Cops arrest suspected gunman after community is rocked by three shootings in four days

Authorities in Tennessee say they believe a spate of shootings over the past several days came to an end with the arrest of a 54-year-old suspect early Saturday morning.

According to WKRN, authorities in Hendersonville have been on the hunt for a gunman after a pair of shootings in the area over a four-day period.

When Hendersonville police responded to a third shooting in the area of Curtis Crossroads shortly after midnight on Saturday, they say the suspect was still at the scene.

Officers arrested Robert Sauer on suspicion of involvement in multiple shootings.

The first incident investigators believe was related to the violent string came on Tuesday on Edgewood Drive. Reports indicate a second shooting occurred a short distance away the following day.

Officials did not report any injuries associated with any of the shootings. Instead, police believe the incidents were part of a vandalism spree against specific targets.

The suspect is expected to face criminal charges including two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, vandalism, and reckless endangerment.

As of the latest reports available, Sauer remained behind bars at Sumner County Jail with bond set at $1 million.

Investigators say the case remains open and encourage anyone with information related to the shootings to contact the Hendersonville Police Department by calling 615-822-1111. Tipsters can also call Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400 or send a text using the keyword “TIPHPD” to 274637.

[Robert Sauer, Hendersonville Police Department]