Teen killed in Washington Avenue shooting, police say

Knoxville Police Department officers are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Washington Avenue Friday, KPD officials said.
Knoxville Police Department officers are investigating a deadly shooting that happened on Washington Avenue Friday, KPD officials said.
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 7:37 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2022 at 10:30 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A teenager was killed in a shooting that took place on Washington Avenue, according to Knoxville Police Department officials.

The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, according to KPD officials. Officers responded to the 1400 block of the street and found a gunshot victim inside of an SUV, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was identified as a 17-year-old male; however, his name will be withheld because he is a juvenile.

“Multiple witnesses were located at the scene and are being questioned by Violent Crimes Unit investigators. The suspects fled the scene in a car of undetermined make and model,” officials said.

As of now, no suspects have been identified or arrested. The investigation remains ongoing.

Those with information are asked to call East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 865-215-7165 or report information here.