1 taken to hospital after East Knoxville shooting

Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting in East Knoxville that sent one person to the hospital.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting in East Knoxville that sent one person to the hospital.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning when an officer told 6 On Your Side he heard 10 to 15 gunshots on Burge Drive near Austin Homes.

Police say someone opened fire on a car in the parking lot. The driver of the car was taken to UT Medical Center with a head injury.

It’s not known at this time whether a bullet grazed the victim’s head or if he hit his head when the car crashed.

The passenger of the car fled on foot. No word on a suspect.

Police believe this was a targeted attack.

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