Shooting in east knoxville tn

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in East Knoxville, a report released by the department said.

Officers were flagged down by a vehicle on Central Street near Jackson Avenue in the Old City where a woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound, according to KPD officials.

The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center were she was pronounced deceased shortly after her arrival, according to KPD.

It was reported to officers that the shooting occurred in the 2700 block of E. Fifth Avenue, where a crime scene is now located.

The shooting is now under investigation, KPD officials said.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at or via the P3 Tips mobile app. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting at Lonsdale Homes Apartments early Sunday morning, which resulted in the death of a 17-year-old and sent two others to the hospital.

Family of the victim identified him as Jon’quelan Mathis, a student of Austin-East Magnet High School. Friends told WVLT News’ Gwendolyn Ducre Mathis was “quite the comedian” and “had a contagious smile.” They said he was well-liked by many.

The shooting is the 29th homicide in Knoxville this year, officials with KPD said.

Officials with the Knoxville Police Department said investigators are continuing to seek information regarding the fatal shooting Monday afternoon.

Investigators determined there was a large gathering of people in the area of Minnesota Avenue and Pascal Drive around 1 a.m. when a fight reportedly broke out and shots were fired.

“Investigators have determined that a crowd numbering in the hundreds was gathered when the shooting occurred and a significant number of those individuals likely directly witnessed the shooting,” Chief of Police Eve Thomas said. “Thus far, we have received five tips through Crime Stoppers and investigators are looking into the information that has been received. But we still need more and are again urging those who were present to come forward and submit a tip anonymously. It is imperative as we seek justice for this senseless act of violence.”

According to police, the group quickly dispersed before officers arrived on the scene. Officers on the scene said they found three victims suffering from gunshot wounds around Lot D of the complex, including Mathis, who later died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The other two people have serious but not life-threatening injuries, KPD officials said. They identified the two victims injured in the shooting as Tricia Fisher, 29, and Anthony Taylor, 25.

Investigators conducted a neighborhood canvas on Monday morning in search of additional evidence and witnesses.

“Investigators have knowledge that there were likely numerous witnesses to the shooting based on the number of individuals present at the time of the incident,” KPD said in a statement.

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas said Monday morning “You know, we’re just at a loss for words at this point, but our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the family, relatives, and friends. I don’t know what to say anymore, I mean the gun violence we’ve just got to find a solution because this is such a tragic thing for students to lose their life and promising careers, futures and so forth so just so heartbroken over another loss of one of our students.”

Austin-East’s football account also referenced the loss of a young man, asking for prayers from the community.

KPD and Police Chief Eve Thomas will begin providing extra security around campus, according to KPD officials. Officials said the extra security was planned before the shooting happened. Police plan to continue providing extra security for several weeks.

There is no suspect at this time, officials said. Anyone with information is asked to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

This is an ongoing investigation.

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Shooting victim identified in East Knoxville shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officials with the Knoxville Police Department identified 34-year-old Matthew Scott as the gunshot victim found Friday morning in East Knoxville.

According to police, University of Tennessee Police officers were conducting a property check on Riverside Drive when they located an unresponsive man lying next to the road around 4:40 a.m. Scott was found with at least one gunshot wound, officials said.

KPD officers were dispatched to the scene and the KPD Major Crimes Unit investigators and Medical Examiners Office began the investigation. The investigation remains in the preliminary stages.

Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stopper by phone at 1-800-222-8477, online at or via the free mobile app P3 Tips. Tipsters will remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.

Copyright 2021 WVLT. All rights reserved.

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