Victim identified in fatal New Year’s Day shooting in Knoxville

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Knoxville police have identified the man who died as the result of a New Year’s Day shooting.

The victim has has been identified as 21-year-old Gregory Ballinger of Knoxville. 

Knoxville police responded to a security call early Tuesday at the former site of a hospital to find a shooting victim and two others.

At 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, KPD officers responded to a call from security personnel at the former site of a Tennova Hospital at 900 E Oak Hill Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers observed three people at the front door of the hospital. One person had been shot and the other two were taken to the Safety Building to be interviewed.

The witnesses stated that the shooting took place in the 2600 block of North Broadway. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Knoxville Police Department at (865) 215 7212. You can remain anonymous.      

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

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