Shooting victim identified in East Knoxville shooting

The shooting victim found in East Tennessee, has been identified.
Published: Jul. 23, 2021 at 8:21 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Knoxville Police Department identified 34-year-old Matthew Scott as the gunshot victim found Friday morning in East Knoxville.

According to police, University of Tennessee Police officers were conducting a property check on Riverside Drive when they located an unresponsive man lying next to the road around 4:40 a.m. Scott was found with at least one gunshot wound, officials said.

KPD officers were dispatched to the scene and the KPD Major Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examiners Office began the investigation. The investigation remains in the preliminary stages.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stopper by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at or via the free mobile app P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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