Knoxville police: Juvenile accidentally shot near West Town Mall

Dispatchers say the call came in around 8:30 p.m. at Montvue and West Town Way.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Knoxville Police Department says a male juvenile was shot Tuesday night near West Town Mall in what they believe was an accident.

Officers say the call came in around 8:42 p.m. at Montvue and West Town Way. They said the shooting was believed to be an accidental discharge.

The victim was taken to UT Medical Center with serious injuries.

Police say there is no danger to the public.

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