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KPD investigating after three shot on MLK Jr. Avenue

wounds. His injuries are also no believed to be life-threatening, according to KPD. KPD said the circumstances of the shooting are unknown at this time.
Published: May. 13, 2021 at 5:13 PM EDT|Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:41 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is investigating after three people were shot Thursday in East Knoxville.

According to KPD, officers responded to a reported shooting in the 2200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered two men in the area suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.

While officers were processing the scene, a third man arrived at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center suffering from gunshot wounds. His injuries are also not believed to be life-threatening, according to KPD.

KPD said the circumstances of the shooting are unknown at this time.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

This is a developing story.

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