KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has confirmed a teenage girl was killed in a shooting Tuesday night near Cherry Street at Selma Avenue.
Vine Middle School Principal Desiree Jones confirmed to WATE that former student Janaria Muhammad was killed in the shooting. KPD confirmed Wednesday the victim was 15-year-old girl and Austin-East Magnet High School student.
The shooting came just days after 16-year-old Austin-East student Stanley Freeman Jr. was shot and killed.
Officers responded to a report of a shooting with a victim around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a juvenile female was found unresponsive, suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
She was pronounced dead at the hospital. No other details have been released as of Wednesday morning.