Man hospitalized after shooting at restaurant

Man hospitalized after shooting at East Knoxville barbecue restaurant

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Police were called to Buddy's Bar-B-Q, 3700 East Magnolia Avenue, for a report of a shooting in the parking lot. Police were called to Buddy's Bar-B-Q, 3700 East Magnolia Avenue, for a report of a shooting in the parking lot.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police are searching for a person of interest after a shooting at an East Knoxville barbecue restaurant.

Police were called to Buddy's Bar-B-Q, 3700 East Magnolia Avenue, around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a shooting in the parking lot.

Officers found a crime scene and several witnesses, but could not locate the victim.

A short time later, the victim, Michael Alan Andrews, 26, arrived at the Physicians Regional Medical Center emergency room. Andrews was later taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center.

His injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

Police say they have identified a person of interest, and are searching for that individual.

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