Victim in South Knoxville shooting dies, neighbors respond

Victim in South Knoxville shooting dies, neighbors respond

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"She sits across the street on the steps. She'll sit there and smoke, or have a cup of coffee. And then she'll take a walk up the street," said neighbor Agnes Anderson, about what she observed. "She sits across the street on the steps. She'll sit there and smoke, or have a cup of coffee. And then she'll take a walk up the street," said neighbor Agnes Anderson, about what she observed.
"I didn't know what was going on because I'd just seen the mother-in-law out with a cigarette," said Harry Baldwin. "I didn't know what was going on because I'd just seen the mother-in-law out with a cigarette," said Harry Baldwin.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One of the victims in a South Knoxville shooting from Monday night is dead. Yvonne Jones, 57, died after she was shot in her home on Buford Street.

Another woman, Cassandra Walker, 31, was also grazed by a bullet. Neighbors say Walker was Jones's son's girlfriend. Jones lived with her son, Walker, and the couple's children, according to people on the street. They say they were used to seeing Jones on their street during the day.

"She sits across the street on the steps. She'll sit there and smoke, or have a cup of coffee. And then she'll take a walk up the street," said neighbor Agnes Anderson, about what she observed.

"We saw the ambulances and police cars. It was sort of frightening," Anderson said, about Monday night's developments.

"I didn't know what was going on because I'd just seen the mother-in-law out with a cigarette," said Harry Baldwin, another neighbor who says he heard the gunshots. Shortly after, he saw Jones being rushed out by emergency crews, and knew it wasn't good.

"I saw them bring the mother-in-law out. She was bleeding from her head down. Later they brought the daughter-in-law out. She walked out," he added, telling us how Walker had been grazed by a bullet.

Exactly how the two women in the house were shot is still unclear.

"Her son came home and was screaming, that's my mother. That's my mother. And the cops stopped him until they could get him calmed down," Baldwin said.

Knoxville police say while they are still investigating, but they are not looking for a suspect. Neighbors say, in an unrelated incident, a woman shot and killed herself in the same house a few years ago.

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