Apr 6, 2023 - News

Gunshots fired at home of TN Holler founder

Image: courtesy of Justin Kanew

The home of Justin Kanew, operator of the progressive media outlet the Tennessee Holler, was riddled with gunshots over the weekend.

What happened: Kanew revealed that shots were fired into his home on Saturday night while he and his family was asleep.

  • The Williamson County Sheriff's Office tells Axios it can't provide details on the ongoing investigation.

Catch up quick: Kanew has become a thorn in the side of Republican leaders in recent years with his audacious guerilla-style approach to journalism. He is an unabashed progressive advocate, weighing in on issues like gun control and state legislation targeting LGBTQ+ people.

  • The Tennessee Holler broke the news earlier this year of Lt. Gov. Randy McNally's Instagram comments on pictures of a scantily clad young gay man.

What he's saying: "This violence has no place in a civilized society and we are thankful no one was physically hurt," Kanew said in a social media post.

Zoom out: Former state Rep. Mike Stewart urged the TBI and the FBI to join the investigation and ensure the safety of Kanew and his family.

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