NEW DETAILS: Law enforcement official could be witness in Sullivan Co. shooting investigation

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A man is sent to the hospital following a shooting in Piney Flats and now state investigators are in charge of the case.

According to TBI spokesperson Leslie Earhart, the shooting happened in the 400 block of Beck Drive on Sunday afternoon.

Sullivan County deputies responded to the home for a domestic incident. They say they found a man shot and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

District Attorney Barry Staubus requested the TBI take over the investigation.

"We called the TBI in because the parties involved in the domestic violence event had there was a potential witness there who was employed and connected with the local law enforcement agency," Staubus told News 5 on Monday.

The names involved in the incident have not been released as the case stays under investigation.