Shots fired between homeowner and two suspected burglars in sout

Shots fired between homeowner and two suspected burglars in south Knoxville

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"I just heard a bunch of gunshots going off, probably sounded like 20 gunshots going off to me. I was wondering what the hell was going on, you know. Because that was unusual for that to be going off up here," said neighbor Mike Hill. "I just heard a bunch of gunshots going off, probably sounded like 20 gunshots going off to me. I was wondering what the hell was going on, you know. Because that was unusual for that to be going off up here," said neighbor Mike Hill.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office said shots were fired between a homeowner and two suspected burglars Monday night, and now deputies are searching for the suspects.

It happened along the 6500 block of Sevierville Pike. The homeowner told investigators he saw two men leaving his house with some of his property around 6:30 p.m.


Deputies believed the homeowner shot at the suspects first, and one of suspects then returned fire before running off.

A neighbor. Mike Hill. said he saw the suspects fleeing the scene in a car, and he said he even tried to cut them off. The suspects did get away.

"I just heard a bunch of gunshots going off, probably sounded like 20 gunshots going off to me. I was wondering what the hell was going on, you know. Because that was unusual for that to be going off up here," said Mike Hill.

The two men are believed to be between 20 to 30 years of age with brown hair. Deputies said the car they left in was red.   
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