Early morning shooting near Austin East High School

Early morning shooting near Austin East High School

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Investigators were seen combing through possible crime scene. Investigators were seen combing through possible crime scene.
Police cruisers parked around the block where the shooting apparently took place. Police cruisers parked around the block where the shooting apparently took place.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning, officers from KCSO responded to a reported shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. around the area of Austin East High School.

Upon arrival, officers found a male victim who had been shot in the chest. The victim was uncooperative with officers during their initial investigation into the incident.

A nearby witness told police that the male victim had been shot earlier in the morning, and did not want assistance from medical personnel. He was transported to UT Medical Center for non life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into the particulars of this shooting is ongoing at this time.

 

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