Pair in critical condition after shooting in East Knox County

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two people were found with gunshot wounds to the head.

Deputies responded after 4 a.m. Wednesday to a report of shots fired in the 1300 block of Stony Point Road. A release from the Sheriff’s Office said investigators believe one of the gunshots was self-inflicted.

The two individuals were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center. According to the Sheriff’s Office both are in critical condition after having undergone surgery.

An investigation by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is underway. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said there is no evidence at this time to suggest it was a random crime.

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