North Knox County man shoots neighbors, kills himself

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Investigators said they believe a man went into his neighbor’s house and shot at a husband and wife and then killed himself.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said Issac Reis Parks, 34, was killed and Ashton Parks, 30, was injured during the shooting. Investigators said the Parks appear to have been shot by their neighbor, William Jeff Lowery, 52, who then shot himself.

The shooting was reported around 5:45 p.m. Thursday at a home located at 7608 Foxglen Boulevard off E. Emory Road. Ashton Parks told deputies her neighbor came into her home and shot her and her husband.

After she was shot, Ashton Parks said she ran outside and asked her neighbors to call 911. She was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and is in stable condition, according to the sheriff’s office.

When deputies entered the house they said they found Isaac Parks from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators said they believe Lowery went behind his own house, located at 7612 Foxglen Boulevard, and took his own life.

While the sheriff’s office said they have not determined a motive for the shooting, deputies said during interviews that multiple witnesses said there were prior problems between the two houses.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist the Parks family. Click here to donate.

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