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1 dead, 1 injured following shooting at Morristown apartment

Police said the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.
Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 8:43 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Morristown Police Department said one person is dead and another injured after a shooting Monday evening.

According to MPD, officers were dispatched to a shooting call at an apartment complex located at 2200 Morningside Drive on the east end of Morristown around 7:40 p.m.

Police said shortly after, they received a second call of a person who had been shot at 305 McGee Avenue.

Investigators determined both shooting incidents happened at 2200 Morningside Drive. According to police, several individuals were reportedly involved in an altercation leading to the shooting.

Luis Gaona, 22, and HJ Roberts, 19, were shot during the incident. Gaona left the scene after being shot and traveled to McGee Avenue where he called for medical attention, police said.

Gaona and Roberts were transported to an area hospital for their injuries. Roberts later died at the hospital.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

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