KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police identified a shooting victim on Friday who was found dead along Riverside Drive after University of Tennessee police officers observed his body lying next to the roadway.

According to KPD, at around 4:40 a.m. on July 23, UTPD officers were conducting a property check on Riverside Drive when they observed an unresponsive male victim lying next to the roadway. Matthew Scott, 34, of Knoxville, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. KPD Major Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examiners Office personnel responded to the scene to begin the investigation, which police said remains in the preliminary stages. 

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stopper by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at or via the free mobile app P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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