Man shot in back, transported to UT Medical Center

Man shot in back, transported to UT Medical Center


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was shot in the back and transported to the hospital on Saturday morning, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Officers said it happened around 3:15 a.m. near the area of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and Chestnut Street.

After hearing numerous gunshots in the area, police located a man who had been shot in the back.  The victim was unable to give a description of the suspect.

He was transported to UT Medical Center via Rural/Metro.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information should contact the Knoxville Police Department.

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