One person injured in East Knoxville shooting

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – One person is injured following an East Knoxville shooting on Lay Avenue, which occurred Saturday afternoon.

The call came in around 4 p.m.

Upon arrival officers found the victim, Demarcus Russell, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his side. Russell was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

A relative of the victim indicated a car drove down Elmwood Avenue to the intersection of Lay Avenue where an occupant from the vehicle shot twice. The relative was very vague on details and was not being forthcoming about the incident. The victim would only nod “no” when asked if he knew who shot him.

The investigation is continuing.


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