Knoxville police: Victor Ashe Park shooting sparked from ‘transaction’ turned robbery
A man was shot in Victor Ashe Park Monday, according to the Knoxville Police Department.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Police Department officers are investigating a shooting that happened at Victor Ashe Park on Bradshaw Road Monday afternoon, according to department officials.
There was one male victim in the shooting, who was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Additionally, KPD officials said they had detained two people for further investigation.
In a later update, KPD officials revealed more about the investigation.
“It is believed that the gunshot victim arranged to make a transaction with two other individuals in the park,” officials said. “The victim was then shot after he and another associate allegedly attempted to rob the other two individuals.”
The investigation is ongoing at this time, officials said.
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