Knoxville police investigating overnight shooting on Merchants Drive

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Knoxville police are investigating after one person was hospitalized in an overnight shooting on Merchants Drive.

KPD officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of Merchants Drive just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, a male victim was found with a gunshot wound to the lower side of his back. He was transported to the UT Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspects have been taken into custody as of Tuesday morning. The shooting is now under investigation by the KPD Violent Crimes Unit.

This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update the details as they become available.

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