Knoxville Police investigating shooting at Fountain City apartment complex

(Courtesy: Mike Watiker)

FOUNTAIN CITY (WATE) – The Knoxville Police are investigating a shooting at a Fountain City apartment complex.

The shooting at the Adair Manor apartments has left neighbors shaken.

Billy Richard is one of many neighbors living there who heard the gunshots Saturday night.

“You know so it’s kind of shocking I guess to everybody…that’s the first time I’ve heard them since I’ve been here, it was just a rapid fire,” said Richard.

Richard told WATE 6 On Your Side reporter Brandon Rook after hearing the shots he got up to see what was going on outside.

“We saw a guy come out of this apartment on the corner and he had like a t-shirt over his chest and they left…He didn’t seem like he was upset or nothing,” said Richard.

That’s when Knoxville police arrived to investigate the scene. A few shell casings were left on the ground.
Police told WATE 6 On Your Side they are investigating multiple scenes. Richard says he didn’t recognize the man who appeared to be shot.

“He wasn’t screaming or hollering or nothing,” he said.

Richard has been living in the apartment complex for a little more than a year, he hopes Saturday night’s incident is isolated and doesn’t want any more crime to happen in the area.

“The neighborhood is a good neighborhood, I like it here, it’s peaceful and quiet, it’s the first time we’ve had something like this,” he said.

As of right now, the investigation is ongoing.

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