Police: East Knoxville man victim of possible random shooting

Police: East Knoxville man victim of possible random shooting

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Police say an East Knoxville man who was shot in both hands may have been the victim of random shooting.

Officers on patrol say they heard about five to seven gunshots around 2:02 p.m. Friday.

Moments later, officers located a 19-year-old man who said he had been shot in both hands.

The man was unable to give any suspect information, but said he was in the backyard of his home on Oakland Street when the shooting happened.

Officers could not find any witnesses and believe the shooting may have been random.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

 

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