KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The man found fatally shot in a car on Thanksgiving day has been identified by the Knoxville Police Department.

Officers responded to a reported shooting at McConnell Street near Kenner Avenue around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 24. Martel Thomas, 27, was found dead inside a car.

A KPD release claimed that the shooting appeared to be targeted. The victim recently moved to Knoxville from Detroit, Michigan. Police said witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots before finding the victim dead inside the vehicle.

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No suspects have been arrested or charged. An investigation by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit remains ongoing.