KPD: Altercations lead to suspects displaying handguns – possible shots fired, at apartment off Cumberland Ave. overnight

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: Knoxville Police say several altercations led to two suspects displaying handguns, and possibly firing shots at an apartment just off Cumberland Avenue overnight.

KPD reports that just before 3 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to The Standard on 17th Street to what was called in as a disturbance.

KPD says that there were reports of shots from an apartment there. Blood was found outside of that apartment, but when officers conducted a safety sweep, no gunshot victims were found, and it didn’t seem anyone was hit by a bullet.

After investigating, officers say that it appeared that there was a large gathering inside the apartment. Several altercations had occurred there that resulted in two suspects displaying handguns and possibly firing shots. Several rounds were located inside the apartment, and officers say that the blood found was from people that were injured during the altercation.

Officers weren’t able to identify any of the suspects involved.

Management responded to the scene to assess the damage to the complex.

Assault near University of Tennessee campus overnight

EARLIER: Reports of an assault overnight near the University of Tennessee’s campus.

According to UT Police, the incident occurred at The Standard apartment complex along South 17th Street near Cumberland Avenue.

Knoxville Police also confirming an incident at that location.

UT Police says the suspects fled the scene and are believed to be armed.

This is a developing story and we will update you when more information becomes available.

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