KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A woman was shot at a Knoxville corner store on Monday while her two children were still in the backseat of her car.
Knoxville Police Department responded to a shooting at the Holiday Market on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Monday, Aug. 15.
KPD found a 36-year-old woman who was injured with a gunshot wound in her leg.
The woman told officers that she dropped her boyfriend off at the intersection of Chesnut Street and Wilson Avenue and went two blocks to the Holiday Market. After arriving, she turned off her car, and stepped out and that’s when the gunfire began, according to KPD.
Her two children were also in the back seat of the car during the shooting.
The woman was hit in the leg and officers applied a tourniquet on her leg. She was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for further treatment, according to KPD.
The children were reported with no injuries.
A surveillance video from the store showed a vehicle passing the store and then stopping. The woman could be seen getting out of her car when the drivers from the other car began shooting at her.
About 9mm rounds were found at the scene, according to KPD.
The gunshots also hit a home beside the store. According to KPD, the resident of the home heard the shooting and dropped to the floor to take cover.
Two shots entered the home through a window, while another struck the brick of the house, KPD said.
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The shooting is under investigation by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit.