Police: Woman shoots, kills sister in East Knoxville front yard

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police released more details from a shooting that occurred in the 2900 block of Sunset Avenue in East Knoxville Tuesday that resulted in the death of one sister and the arrest of another.

The Knoxville Police Department says around 4:15 p.m. KPD officers responded to 2924 Sunset Avenue for a shooting with a victim. Arriving officers found an adult female in the front yard of the residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery.

Dayeshia Hall, 32. Photo: Knoxville Police Department

KPD says extensive life-sustaining efforts proved unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead at around 6:45 p.m. Their preliminary investigation determined that the shooting occurred during a domestic altercation and that the female suspect fled the scene in a vehicle following the shooting.

A short time after the shooting, the suspect, who is the sister of the victim, turned herself into Violent Crimes Unit investigators. The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Dayeshia Hall, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter, employing a firearm during a dangerous felony and reckless endangerment.

EARLIER: 1 person hospitalized after shooting in East Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department is on the scene of a shooting with injury in the 2900 block of Sunset Avenue.

One female was shot and taken to the hospital for treatment, and her condition is unknown at this time.

According to the department the call of a shooting came in around 4:10 p.m.

This is a developing story, we will update you as we learn more.

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