Knoxville police identify victim killed in shooting near Sunnight Lounge

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville police have identified the victim who died after a shooting Sunday morning in South Knoxville as Zacharia Nahimana, 21.

The shooting happened near the Sunnight Lounge on Maryville Pike around 2:40 a.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found one person suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police are working to identify the suspect and say it is a homicide investigation 

Anyone with information is asked to call KPD’s crime hotline at 865-215-7212.

This isn’t the first time WATE 6 On Your Side has reported a shooting happening at Sunnight Lounge. Back in 2017, the District Attorney’s office shut Sunnight Lounge down under the nuisance law. 

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In 2017, District Attorney General Charme Allen filed a petition. According to the petition, Sunnight Lounge has been the scene of repeated shootings and other violent altercations over the past four months. Since February, Allen says two people were shot while at the club. She also said police were called on two separate occasions to report shots fired at the club.

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