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Manhunt: Authorities seek help in locating Northgate Mall shooting suspect

{Editor’s Note: Updated at 5:00 a.m. on Friday. We will update this story as it develops along with a time stamp of the update. }

Hugh “Adam” Keckritz, age 22

TULLAHOMA — If someone in southern, middle Tennessee knows where Hugh “Adam” Keckritz is hiding, they aren’t talking to local law enforcement.

It’s been over a week and authorities still haven’t made an arrest in the June 4 shooting at Northgate Mall.

Local authorities are encouraging any citizen with information to call it in.

Keckritz attended Moore County High School and once lived in Lynchburg.

Shots fired after an altercation

Last Thursday around 5:30 p.m., shots were fired following an altercation near the arcade at the mall. According to the victim’s family members, Kechritz pistol whipped the victim and then shot him in the back as he turned to run. The 19 year old victim suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen area and was transported to Tennova Harton’s Emergency Room initially and then transported via helicopter to an area level one trauma center, according to family members.

Tullahoma Police Department dispatched a large presence and placed the mall on lock down. Shoppers at nearby stores were also immediately evacuated.

Law enforcement from the surrounding counties and Tennessee Highway Patrol are assisting in the search for the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous. If you have information, call Investigator Johnny Gore with the TCP at 931-455-0530 or email him at jgore@tullahomatn.gov. Moore County residents can also call the Metro Moore County Sheriff’s Department at 931-759-7323.•

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