Three juveniles in line of fire during drive-by shooting that hospitalized 12-year-old
The Knoxville Police Department reported that a 12-year-old was shot Monday evening on Rosedale Avenue.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department reported that a 12-year-old was shot Monday evening on Rosedale Avenue.
KPD reported that, according to preliminary information, the child was shot at by a suspect in a light-colored SUV traveling down Rosedale. Police arrived on the scene at around 7 p.m. and found the child suffering a gunshot wound to the lower part of his leg.
According to KPD, three juveniles were in the line of fire. It is unknown at this time if the victim was the intended target, police said.
Investigators said the suspect vehicle took off in the direction of Dandridge Avenue.
The child was transported to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are non-life-threatening.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 865-215-7212. Police said they do not believe the shooting was retaliation for any other recent shootings in the city.
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