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‘I am heartbroken’ Senator Marsha Blackburn speaks out following Austin-East shooting

Senator Marsha Blackburn is speaking out following a fatal shooting at Austin-East High School Monday afternoon.
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Marsha Blackburn(WVLT)
Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 5:44 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Senator Marsha Blackburn is speaking out following a fatal shooting at Austin-East High School Monday afternoon.

Knoxville police confirmed one male victim was killed in the shooting. A KPD officer was also shot. According to officials, the officer is in stable condition and awaiting surgery.

Senator Blackburn released the following statement:

“I am heartbroken to hear about the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville. My office has been briefed on the situation and I am praying for the community, including the officer injured in the line of duty.”

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