Knoxville man dies following shooting on Martin Luther King Avenue

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – One man is dead following a shooting that happened on Martin Luther King Avenue, early Saturday morning.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim, Ron Nelson, suffering from more than one gunshot wound. He was transported to UT Medical Center, where he later died.

Multiple shell casings were found at the scene near where the victim was found.  Investigators are continuing to review evidence recovered from the scene and conducting interviews.  It is believed multiple people witnessed the shooting.  If anyone has information they are asked to call the crime information line at (865) 215-7212.

Callers can remain anonymous.

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