2 injured in drive-by shooting in Knoxville’s Beaumont neighborhood

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Two people were injured in a shooting Friday night in the Beaumont neighborhood of Knoxville.

Police were called to an address on Vermont Avenue around 6:30 p.m. where they found an 18-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his right leg and a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his hip. Both were determined to be non-life threatening injuries.

Witnesses said a newer model Toyota sedan with dark-tinted windows drove by the house and fired several rounds at a group of people who were outside, hitting the two victims.

One suspect was described as a black make with a light complexion and a cornrow hairstyle. The other was a white male with light hair and a thin beard or goatee.

Anyone with information should call the KPD crime hotline at (865) 215-7212.


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