Police identify victim of fatal East Knoxville apartment shooting


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has identified the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday evening at an East Knoxville apartment complex.

Officers responded to a shooting with a victim at Holston Oaks Apartments at around 5 p.m. on July 28. As they arrived, they found a female victim in a vehicle suffering from at least one gunshot wound. A male victim was found at the scene suffering from at last one gunshot wound.

Martaysha Flack, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was transported to UT Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspect information has been released. Wednesday’s fatal shooting marks the 28th person to be shot and killed in Knoxville in 2021.

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

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