One person is dead three were injured in multiple shootings in Knoxville over the weekend. Officials say three shootings happened from Friday night to early Sunday morning.
The first started as a reported carjacking Friday night. The victim says she was sitting in her vehicle on North Central Street when she was approached by a man. The woman says he had a handgun and opened her car door. She was able to put her car in drive and take-off. However, the suspect shot at her car as she fled.
She met up with police on Central Street near Bernard Avenue. Officers say she was shot and had severe lacerations to her face. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20’s with dreadlocks. He was driving a black truck and had a black handgun.
One person was killed another injured in a shooting Saturday night. The shooting was reported at 11:15 p.m. on the 100 block of South Hall of Fame Drive.
Officials say one of the men was shot multiple times and died before making it to the hospital. The second man is in stable condition at UT Medical Center. No details have been released on any suspects. The victim has been identified though:
The victim from the fatal shooting that occurred on the night of Saturday, September 12 has been identified as Lizarrius Rice, 24, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The investigation remains ongoing. Any info? Call 865-215-7317 https://t.co/q6Bukzw92M pic.twitter.com/PB8wUqIR8R
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) September 14, 2020
The third shooting happened around 2:30 Sunday morning in the Fort Sanders area. The victim says he got into an altercation at the Shell Station on Cumberland Avenue prior to the shooting.
Police located the shooting scene on White Avenue near 19th Street. The victim was stabilized at Fort Sanders before being transferred to the UT Medical Center. So far, no suspect has been identified. KPD’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating.
If you have information on any of these incidents you’re asked to call the Crime Hotline at (865) 215-7212.