Man shot in back on Knoxville street

Man shot in back on Knoxville street

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was shot several times late Monday night while sitting in a van on an East Knoxville street.

The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. on Pleasant Knoll Lane near Brooks Road.

Police say the victim, Joshua Meek, 27, was found inside a home when they arrived at the scene, but told officers he was shot while sitting in a van parked outside the home.

He says two men two men approached him, then fired several shots. The shooters then fled in a purple Dodge Sedan.

The victim was taken to UT Medical Center. His condition is not known.

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