Tennessee police investigating whether shot suspect knew seven victims

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said Michael Cummins, 25, was taken into custody that night about a mile (1.6 kilometres) away from one of the Sumner County crime scenes.

The killings prompted a massive manhunt for 25-year-old Michael Cummins, who lived at one of the homes.

The TBI said four victims were found at the home and a fifth victim was at another home on Luby Daniels Road.

(CNN) - Seven people were found dead in two homes in Sumner County, Tennessee, in what investigators are calling "related homicides". Police haven't released how the victims died. Officials found another deceased body at a nearby home, the statement said. He was then taken to a hospital for treatment of what's believed to be injuries that aren't life-threatening, DeVine said. A fifth, injured victim was also at the home, and transported to the hospital.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation special agents are continuing to investigate the murder of six people in Sumner County on Saturday.

Law enforcement agencies from across the region, searched for Cummins, including using TBI employed its aircraft.

The suspect's motive and relationship to the victims is still under investigation, the TBI said.

According to TBI when SWAT Team officers encountered the suspect, the situation escalated for reasons still under investigation, and in result, one officer fired his service weapon, striking Cummins. The responding officers were not hurt.

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