Fisherman shot at during fundraiser at Percy Priest Lake

Fisherman shot at during fundraiser at Percy Priest Lake

A fisherman is in shock Saturday after he said he was shot at while fishing on Percy Priest Lake.

The ironic part of the shooting is it happened at a fundraising event for another fisherman who was shot to death at a boat ramp in Smyrna.

Fortunately in this latest shooting no one was hurt.

“It’s unbelievable, it’s unbelievable. It’s either the strangest coincidence but its very unnerving and it’s sad,” said Robert Bogdal.

Bogdal was fishing on his Kayak Saturday morning on Percy Priest Lake near the Smith Springs boat ramp.

He was fishing as part of a fundraiser for Gregg Hawkins who was shot and killed a month ago at the Mona boat ramp.

“As I was fishing I was facing the bank, so the opposite way and I heard three or four shots,” said Bogdal.

He told Channel 4 News when he turned around he saw an orange two door car.

“They saw that I saw them, he moved the position of his car and re-angled it this way, so he could get a clear shot from his passenger window. He made four or five shots across channel you know to try to get them as close as he could and then he left the area,” said Bogdal.

When police arrived they found several shell casings.

“I think we need to raise awareness of what is going on here because these places right here are susceptible to this type of crime activity,” said Bogdal.

Bogdal is not the only one who feels this way.

Tiffani Holcom comes fishing near the Smith Springs boat ramp every weekend and told Channel 4 News she does not feel safe.

“Some of the people who come here are obviously not fishing,” said Holcom, “maybe there should be more patrolling or cameras.”

“It’s isolated, it is dark and very few lights, you can come here 24/7, and I think now as a boater we need to be concerned and what is going on out here. I am concerned now,” said Bogdal.

Source: NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) Channel 4
Fisherman shot at during fundraiser at Percy Priest Lake


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