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View 2013 Shootings in Knox County, TN in a larger map

Shootings based on local media reports.

Update as of December 31, 2013

Based on local media reports found, there have been:

84 shootings in Knox County
73 in city (86.9%)
11 in county (13.1%)

19 shootings resulting in 19 deaths (1 deaths from police action)

4 shootings Center City (UT area) (0 deaths)
9 shootings West (2 deaths)
9 shootings South (3 deaths)
31 shootings North (6 deaths)
31 shootings East (8 deaths)

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Shooting death in East Knoxville

Saturday, January 5, 2013, around 8:30PM, KPD responded to a report of gunfire and found a man shot to death in his car near the 3800 block of Bonnie View Avenue, off Prosser Road, in East Knoxville.

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Another man shot to death in East Knoxville

Saturday, January 12, 2013, around 6:40PM, a shooting was reported at/near Austin Homes, 1200 block of East New Street, East Knoxville. One man died from being shot another man was injured.

According to our records, the January 5th and January 12th shooting deaths are the earliest reported shooting deaths in Knoxville since before 2010.

On May 23, 2011, there was a shooting death on West New Street, just a block away.

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Shooting in Fort Sanders, UT area

Saturday, January 12, 2013, around 5 AM, a shooting was reported at 1623 Forest Avenue in the Fort Sanders/UT area. A young man heavily under the influence of something was found in an apartment with a gunshot wound. A "large amount of drug paraphernalia, as well as illegal drugs" were reported by KPD to have been found in the apartment.

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Third shooting for January in East Knoxville

Monday, January 14, 2013, around 10 PM, reports indicate a man was shot inside a home on the 2500 block of Louise Avenue in East Knoxville. Other people in the home, including a child, were not injured.

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home defense

Guess this is an argument for the fact that he should have been a position to defend himself

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Fourth shooting for January in East Knoxville

Monday, January 21, 2013, around 1 AM, the Knoxville Police Department were called to investigate a "drive-by" shooting on the 2300 block of E. Fifth Avenue in East Knoxville. One man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the face and arm. It is being reported a semi-automatic weapon was used in the shooting.

It is being reported, the young victim "may not want to pursue charges against the gunman."

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Another shooting in the UT area, on Cumberland Avenue

Monday, January 21, 2013, around 8:30PM, two people were shot while in the Zaxby's restaurant parking lot, 2024 Cumberland Avenue, near the University of Tennessee campus.

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Shooting in West Knoxville, near West High School

Sunday, January 27, 2013, around 4 AM, a shooting was reported at the Prestwick Ridge Apartments, 415 Prestwick Ridge Way, off of Sutherland Avenue in West Knoxville. The apartment complex is about a block from West High School. No injuries were reported. The victim's car was damaged by gunshots.

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Fifth shooting, 3rd death for January in East Knoxville

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, around 12:45 AM, a man was shot to death in the 300 block of Bell St. near Austin Homes, East Knoxville. This is the second deadly shooting in January within two blocks of Austin Homes.

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Shooting during home invasion, South Knox County

Wednesday, January 30, 2013, around 10 PM, a man was shot while visiting his brother at 4321 Edington Road, in the Vestal community of South Knox County, when three men forced their way into the home demanding money.

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This is why gun banning is a

This is why gun banning is a bad idea. Three men is why limiting magazine capacity is a bad idea. The only way to stop a bad guy(s) with gun is a good buy with a gun.

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Sixth shooting for January in East Knoxville

Thursday, January 31, 2013, around 7:30 PM, the Knoxville Police Department received a report of a shooting at the Days Inn, 5423 Asheville Hwy, in East Knoxville. A man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg.

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Huh?

Speaking of violence, anyone seen this?

(link...)

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East Knoxville young woman shot in alleged domestic dispute

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, around 11 AM, a 19 year old young woman was shot while in a car in front of a house at 3941 Porter Avenue in East Knoxville. The number of shell casings found at the scene indicate a semi-automatic weapon was used in the shooting.

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East Knoxville gunshot victim dies

Update: The 19 year old pregnant shooting victim died from her gunshot wounds yesterday.

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Hey Lamar!

I think Lamar! and Bob Corker actually signed the Violence Against Women Act. So thank you. And as you can see, it's very needed.

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East Knoxville shooting during home invasion

Friday, February 22, 2013, around 9:30PM, a shotgun was fired during a home invasion in the 3000 block of E. Fifth Avenue in East Knoxville. No one was injured from the shooting. Two people hurt from being hit by the attackers.

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Another argument for home

Another argument for home protection

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Shooting in North Knoxville, near Three Rivers Market

Saturday, February 23, 2013, around 12:30AM, a man was shot multiple times behind Toot's Little Honkey Tonk, 114 E. Anderson Avenue in North Knoxville. The bar is off of Central, just around the corner from Three Rivers Market.

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This is essentially the

This is essentially the backyard of the house I lived in in Alexander in Happy Holler. I could look out my kitchen window and see the back door to Toot's. I moved out two years ago this week. I always felt safe there, but this is scary.

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Toot's is not a rough joint.

Toot's is not a rough joint. Classy clientele full of people who pull up in Mercedes? No. But the karaoke night is really fun and the regulars are cool with the hipsters coming in and hanging out. I feel bad for them.

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I know it's not a rough

I know it's not a rough joint. I lived at it's back door for 19 months. I always felt safe. That neighborhood, in general, is safe. I still spend a lot of time in the neighborhood as my church is three blocks away. This is a fluke. That doesn't make it any less scary.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Dollar General Store

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, around 8 PM, a man robbed the Dollar General Store at 4112 Asheville Highway in East Knoxville. The store manager followed the suspect and guns were fired. A person was later found dead in an alley near Holston Drive.

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Shooting, close in West Knoxville

Sunday, March 3, 2013, around 2 AM, a man was shot in the leg at La Cueva Bar, 3101 Sutherland Avenue, in West Knoxville. The bar is a block from the entrance to the Third Creek Greenway park and 1/3 mile from West High School.

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Shooting in East Knoxville church parking lot

Monday, March 4, 2013, around 9 PM, a gun was fired during an argument after a Young Life meeting in an Evangelistic Church Sanctuary Life Building parking lot at 2650 Boyds Bridge Pike, East Knoxville. A male teenager was shot in the foot.

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Shooting/home invasion in East Knoxville

Thursday, March 7, 2013, around 7:45 PM, a person was shot during a reported home invasion at the 1800 block of Woodbine Avenue in East Knoxville, less than a half mile from Caswell Park and the O'Connor Senior Center.

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Another shooting on Woodbine, East Knoxville

Friday, March 8, 2013, around 7:45PM, a teenager was shot in the chest while walking along the 2300 block of Woodbine Avenue in East Knoxville, about a half mile from yesterdays shooting on Woodbine.

UPDATE: the 17 year old young man died from his gunshot wounds.

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Third shooting at Austin Homes, East Knoxville, this year

Sunday, March 10, 2013, around 8:15 PM, a man was shot in the stomach at W. New Street near the intersection of S. Bell Street, Austin Homes, East Knoxville. This is the third shooting at the Austin Homes community this year, two of the victims died.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, near Washington Pike

Tuesday, March 12, 2013, around 9:15 PM, shots were fired during a home invasion in the 2700 block of Barton Street, near Washington Pike, in North Knoxville. No injuries resulted from the shooting, but a resident of the home was hit on the head by the home invaders.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Jefferson Avenue

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, around 9 PM, a traffic altercation in an alley behind 2310 Jefferson Avenue in East Knoxville resulting in a shooting. No injuries resulted from the shooting.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Arbor Place Apartments

Saturday, March 30, 2013, around 2:30PM, a young man was shot in the legs at the Arbor Place Apartments, 320 S. Hall of Fame Drive, East Knoxville.

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Fourth shooting at Austin Homes, East Knoxville, this year

Saturday, March 30, 2013, around 9PM, two men were shot (one in the back, the other in the head) from a drive-by shooting as they stood outside an apartment at the Austin Homes Apartments, S. Bell Street, East Knoxville.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Rutledge Pike near Magnolia

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, around 9PM, a father and son were shot while driving in their car at 4315 Rutledge Pike near the BP-Kenjo Market. This is the fourth shooting for the first quarter of 2013 near the intersection of Magnolia Avenue, Rutledge Pike, and Asheville Highway. The three earlier shooting resulted in deaths.

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2010 - 2013 shootings for the 1st quarter of the year

Based on found published reports, shootings for the 1st quarter of the year:

2013 Shootings - 24, 6 deaths

2012 Shootings - 21, 4 deaths

2011 Shootings - 18, 3 deaths

2010 Shootings - 7, 3 deaths *

* Tracking did not begin until mid-2010. It is possible all reported shootings in early 2010 were not found in on-line searches.

Ninety-six percent of the 2013 shootings were in the City of Knoxville. Seventy-one percent of the 2013 shootings were in East Knoxville. One hundred percent of the 2013 deaths from shootings were in East Knoxville.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Lonsdale community

Monday, April 1, 2013, around 10 PM, a shooting was reported on the 2100 block of Texas Avenue near McPherson Street, a block from the Friendshop Missionary Baptist Church, Lonsdale community in North Knoxville. A man was shot in the chest.

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Eighteenth shooting for East Knoxville in 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013, around 11 PM, a man was shot while sitting in a van on Pleasant Knoll Lane near Brooks Avenue, a block from the Lemon Seney United Methodist Church, in East Knoxville.

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Suspects names where given to

Suspects names where given to Investigator Terry, but no arrest, and no further investigation has been done by KPD!

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Another shooting in East Knoxville

Friday, April 5, 2013, around 3:15 AM, KPD responded to hearing gunshots. A man was shot near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and S. Chestnut Street in East Knoxville. The intersection is just a block or so from The Love Kitchen and less than 1,800 feet from at least four churches.

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Shooting in West Knox County

Monday, April 8, 2013, around 10 PM, a shooting was reported at 8709 Glen Echo Drive, near Gleason Road in West Knox County. It's being reported the male homeowner shot at another man in a domestic-related incident.

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Shooting in West Knoxville, north of Middlebrook Pike

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, around 5:45 PM, a woman was shot in the leg outside a residence on 2233 Quail Hollow Road, north of Middlebrook Pike, in West Knoxville.

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Twentieth shooting for East Knoxville in 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, around 7:30 PM, a shooting was reported at 320 South Hall of Fame Drive, Arbor Place Apartments, East Knoxville. No injuries were reported from the shooting.

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Another shooting in East Knoxville

Wednesday, April 17, 2013, around midnight, one person was shot near the 400 block of McConnell Street in East Knoxville (City), which is close to the senior citizens Residences at Eastport and Walter P Taylor Homes in East Knoxville (City).

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Western Heights

Saturday, April 20, 2013, a man was shot while near the intersection of McSpadden Street and West Woodland Avenue, in Western Heights, North Knoxville (City).

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Daily Show Graphic

John Stewart showed a graphic with the following a couple of nights ago (just after the Senate torpedoed expanding background checks for gun purchases):

US deaths from Terrorism since 1970 - about 4,000

US deaths from gun violence since 1980 - about 900,000

Yet we *INCREASE* access to guns, and spend billions fighting terrorism.

HUH?

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Another shooting in the North side of Knoxville

Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013, a man was shot at his residence, 3800 block of Fairmont Boulevard in North Knoxville (City). It is reported the man was trying to prevent another man from stealing his marijuana.

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Fourth shooting in North Knoxville in April

Monday morning, April 29, 2013 around 4 AM, a shooting near the intersection of Broadway and Cecil Avenue in North Knoxville (City). One person was taken to the hospital.

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Fifth shooting in East Knoxville in April

Twenty-second shooting in East Knoxville for 2013.

Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, around 1 AM, in response to a fight outdoors, a security guard shot a patron of the Elks Club in East Knoxville, 3919 Holston Drive. The Elks Club is right next door to the City of Knoxville Burlington Fire Station #6.

The Elks Club security guard is also a Knox County Schools security guard.

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Shooting in North Knoxville

Friday morning, May 10, 2013, around 4:30 AM, a man with several gunshot wounds arrived at Tennova Hospital. The police "he was likely shot on Cecil Avenue."

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Shots fired in South Knoxville

Thursday, May 16, 2013, around 11:40PM, gunshots were reported coming from the Montgomery Village Apartments on Daylily Drive. A driver was passing by the area on Sims Road and their car was hit by a stray bullet.

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Drive-by shooting in South Knoxville

Sunday, June 2, 2013, around 10PM, a drive-by shooting was reported at the intersection of Joe Lewis Road and Maryville Pike, near Montgomery Village apartments, in South Knoxville. Two men were injured.

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South Knoxville teen accidentally shoots self

Monday, June 3, 2013, around 11:50 AM, a 17 year old boy was walking around the Montgomery Village apartment complex on Joe Lewis Road in South Knoxville and accidentally shot himself in the leg. The pistol was stolen.

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Third shooting in 3 days, North Knoxville this time

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, around 3:15AM, a man was shot in the stomach while at 1909 Minnesota Ave., KCDCs Lonsdale Homes Apartments, in the Lonsdale community. This is the third shooting in three days.

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Fourth shooting in 4 days, East Knoxville this time

Wednesday morning, June 5, 2013, around 12:10AM, a woman fired a shotgun at her front door to scare off a possible home invasion attempt by two young males. The incident occurred at 1940 Linden Avenue in East Knoxville.

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Fifth shooting in 6 days, North Knoxville again

Friday morning, June 7, 2013, around 12:30 AM, a woman "was shot in the lower back after a bullet entered the left rear door of the vehicle and went through the driver's seat." The shooting occurred at the Ridgebrook apartments on Ridgebrook Lane off of Western Avenue, which is next to Malcolm Martin Park and Knoxville College, in North Knoxville. The apartments are a couple of blocks from the Knoxville News-Sentinel facilities.

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Sixth shooting in 6 days, death in North Knoxville

Friday, June 7, 2013, around 11:45AM, a 21 year old woman, mother of twins, died from wounds received from a drive-by shooting at 1430 Nolan Avenue in Mechanicsville. This shooting occurred less than a half mile from the earlier shooting today, in Mechanicsville, just one house down from Knoxville College.

KPD has arrested two men, both from Memphis, for the murder.

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Neighbors argue, Shooting in South Knox County

June 12, 2013, around 4:30PM, two neighbors argue at their 1208 Bays Mountain Road homes in South Knox County. One neighbor obtains his handgun from inside his residence and shoots the other.

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Man accidentally shoots wife, North Knoxville

June 13, 2013, around 2:30AM, a man handling his gun accidentally shoots his wife in the leg. The incident occurred in the 4700 block of Elm View Drive in North Knoxville.

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Shooting in West Knoxville, La Rumba Restaurant & Bar

June 15, 2013, around 2:15AM, two men were shot while at the La Rumba Restaurant & Bar, 4900 Chambliss Avenue, just a block or so down from the Panera Bread on Kingston Pike, near Kroger and Mayo's, in West Knoxville.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Walter P Taylor Homes

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, around 10:45 PM, two men were shot while attending a cookout at Walter P Taylor Homes on Olive Street in East Knoxville. The victims said the shooting was accidental.

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Shooting in South Knox County, 6 month old baby girl killed

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, around 1:30PM, a 6 month old baby girl was shot and killed. The shooting occurred at a residence at 2421 Alcoa Highway in South Knox County, near Woodson Drive, just a mile south of UT Hospital.

Very sad.

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Shooting in West Knox County, deputy injured

Thursday, June 20, 2013, around 4 PM, a Knox County deputy sheriff was shot and a crime suspect was killed after deputies attempted to apprehend the suspect for previous warrants. The incident occurred at 834 Canton Hollow Road, Concord Mobile Home Park, in West Knox County.

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Shooting in West Knoxville, one dead

Friday, June 21, 2013, around 10 PM, the Knoxville Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance call at a home on 3816 Cate Avenue in West Knoxville. Gunshots were heard in the house and KPD later found a man dead inside the house.

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Shooting in West Knox County, 14th shooting this month

Sunday, June 23, around 1:30PM, a young man was shot in the leg while visiting at the Reserve at Westland apartments, 8700 Hopemont Way, off Westland Drive near Ebenezer Road in West Knox County.

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Shooting in North Knoxville

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, around 3:15 PM, a man walked into a woman's home and started shooting. She was shot in the shoulder. The shooting occurred at 218 W. Churchwell Avenue in North Knoxville.

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Shooting in Tyson Park, victim found on Market Square

Thursday, June 27, 2013, around 12:45 AM, a "shooting victim was found late Wednesday night in Knoxville's Market Square, but police say the shooting actually happened in Tyson Park."

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Shooting death in South Knoxville, suicide

Saturday, June 22, 2013, around 1 PM, a young man died after shooting himself in the head. It is not yet known how the young man obtained the pistol. The incident occurred at the Cecil Webb Recreation Center (old South High School), 800 Baker Road, South Knoxville.

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Shooting in West Knox County

Sunday, June 30, 2013, around 4:45 PM, a woman "was shot in the leg while her friend was showing off a pistol." The incident occurred at 10600 High Meadow Drive, located between Lovell Road and Pellissippi Parkway, north of I-40.

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2010 - 2013 shootings through the 1st half of the year

Based on found published reports, shootings for the 1st half of the year:

2013 Shootings - 55, 11 deaths

2012 Shootings - 41, 14 deaths

2011 Shootings - 32, 7 deaths

2010 Shootings - 18, 7 deaths *

* Tracking did not begin until mid-2010. It is possible all reported shootings in early 2010 were not found in on-line searches.

Eighty-seven percent of the 2013 shootings were in the City of Knoxville. Sixty-five percent of the 2013 shootings were in East (24) and North (12) Knoxville. Fifty-five percent (6) of the 2013 deaths from shootings were in East Knoxville. Two shooting deaths, South and West, are probable suicides.

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Shooting death in East Knoxville, Hall of Fame Drive

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, around 8 PM, a man was shot to death. The shooting occurred at the Arbor Place Apartments, South Hall of Fame Drive, East Knoxville. The shooter already has warrants for his arrest in Hamilton County, TN, Chattanooga area.

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Shooting in East Knoxville at Buddy's Bar BQ

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, around 10 PM, the Knoxville Police Department responded to a shooting at the Buddy's Bar BQ restaurant parking lot, 3700 E. Magnolia Avenue, East Knoxville. One person was injured.

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Man murdered in North Knoxville

Sunday, July 14, 2013, around 7:45PM, there was a shooting in North Knoxville, Reed Street in the Western Heights neighborhood of Mechanicsville, where one man was murdered and two men were injured. This is the second murder in this area in five weeks.

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Another man murdered in North Knoxville

Thursday, July 18, 2013, sometime before 8:45AM, a man was found dead with a gunshot wound. The man was found by park maintenance workers near the Beardsley Farm community park (1719 Reynolds Street), Malcom Martin Park, and Knoxville College. It appeared the man was walking home from the grocery store. This is the third murder by gunshot in this area in the past 6-7 weeks.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Christenberry Heights

Monday, July 29, 2013, around 9 PM, a shooting occurred at 3815 Probus Road, Christenberry Heights, a KCDC housing community just north of Sharps Ridge. A man was injured.

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Shooting in South Knoxville, Buford Street

Monday, July 29, 2013, around 8:20 PM, a shooting occurred at 1828 Buford Street, near McClung and Sevier Avenue. Two women were injured, one woman's injuries are reported as life threatening.

Update: the 57 year old woman died from the gunshot wounds. Knoxville Police Department personnel are not looking for a suspect. It is rumored the shooter was in the house with the women, possibly related or another resident.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Mechanicsville

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, around 8:30 PM, a man was shot. The shooting occurred at the Ridgebrook apartments (owned by the Industrial Development Board of Knoxville) on Ridgebrook Lane off of Western Avenue, which is next to Malcolm Martin Park and Knoxville College, in North Knoxville. The apartments are a couple of blocks from the Knoxville News-Sentinel facilities. This is the fifth shooting in the Knoxville College area in the past two months.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, Walter P Taylor Homes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, around 3:30 PM, KPD "officers say a victim sustained life-threatening injuries at a shooting on Martin Luther King Jr Avenue."

The shooting occurred at KCDCs Walter P. Taylor Homes apartments, which are near the senior citizens Residences at Eastport in East Knoxville.

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Another shooting in East Knoxville, Walter P Taylor Homes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, around 10:30 PM, KPD "officers on the scene tell 6 News that a 50-year-old black male was shot two times in front of his apartment."

This shooting also occurred at KCDCs Walter P. Taylor Homes apartments, which are near the senior citizens Residences at Eastport in East Knoxville.

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KPD upping patrols, asking for help

According to a WVLT report, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch says there were twelve shootings in July. Homicides are up 16 percent this year. Fifteen people have been killed in the city in 2013.

Knoxville Police placed extra patrols in Western Heights, Mechanicsville, at Ridgebrook Apartments and Walter P Taylor Homes. KPD is asking people to call with any information that may assist with solving the crimes.

A resident of Western Heights, in North Knoxville, says:

"Snitching is a death rape. If you're snitching you're putting yourself up to be murdered."

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Attempted murder in South Knoxville, Southmont Apartments

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, around 6:30 PM, a man from Walland, TN, shot another man five times. The shooting occurred at the Southmont Apartments in South Knoxville, 1415 E. Moody Avenue, across the street from the Rock City Joe Jones ball field and a Knoxville fire station.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Lonsdale community

Saturday, August 10, 2013, around 1:00AM, a man was shot multiple times. The man was found in the 1900 block of Minnesota Ave., KCDCs Lonsdale Homes Apartments, in the Lonsdale community, North Knoxville. The apartments are across Sherman Street from the Sam E. Hill Park, Community Center, and School.

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Shooting in North Knoxville

Friday, August 16, 2013, around 4 AM, a shooting occurred on E. Inskip Drive, North Knoxville, the exact location has not been reported. A man was shot in the leg. KPD reports the man is not cooperating.

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Murder in North Knox County

Sunday, August 18, 2013, around 7 PM, Knox County sheriffs and Knoxville police responded to a shooting at KCDCs Autumn Landing apartments, 6331 Pleasant Ridge Road, North Knox County. A man was murdered while trying to purchase marijuana.

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Shooting in North Knoxville

Sunday, August 25, 2013, around 9:30 PM, a man was shot in the Dollar General Store parking lot, 1800 Middlebrook Pike, Mechanicsville, North Knoxville. The victim was able to walk across the street to the Pilot gas station, 1826 Western Avenue, to contact police.

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Shooting in North Knox County

Sunday, September 1, 2013, around 4 AM, a business owner shot and injured a suspected burglar as the person was breaking into the business. The incident occurred at 101 W. Beaver Creek Drive, Powell, which is at the intersection of W. Beaver Creek Drive and Central Avenue Pike in North Knox County.

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Shooting near University of Tennessee, Stefano's on Cumberland

Saturday, September 7, 2013, around 3 AM, a 27 year old man was shot while at the Stefano's Pizza parking lot, 1937 Cumberland Avenue, near the University of Tennessee campus in the City of Knoxville. A 39 year old man was arrested and charged with "charged with felony reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, and being a felon in possession of a firearm."

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Shooting in South Knoxville, Spanish Trace Apartments

Saturday, September 14, 2013, around 4 AM, a shooting occurred at the Spanish Trace Apartments, 2300 Davenport Road, South Knoxville. A 55 year old man was wounded. Just over a year ago, a shooting was reported at the Spanish Trace Apartments.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Northgate Terrace Apartments

Monday, September 16, 2013, around 3:30 PM, a man was reported shooting into cars at the Knoxville Housing Authority's Northgate Terrace Apartments, North Knoxville. The apartments are across the street from Whittle Springs Middle School.

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Shooting in East Knoxville, alley off E. Magnolia Avenue

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in the evening, a man showed up at McDonalds, 2812 E. Magnolia Ave., with gunshot wounds. He said he was shot while in the alley between Magnolia Avenue and Linden Avenue in East Knoxville.

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Murder in North Knoxville

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, around 11 PM, a man was shot to death at his home, 321 E. Churchwell Ave., in North Knoxville. The shooting was less than a block from the old Oakwood Elementary School, which is being converted to a senior living facility, and about a half mile from a shooting in June, 2013.

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Another murder in North Knoxville

Sunday, October 27, 2013, around 11 PM, a man was shot to death at 1900 Dutch Valley Drive, Dutch Valley Apartments, in North Knoxville.

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Murder in East Knoxville, Woodbine Avenue

Saturday, November 30, 2013, around 8:40 PM, a man was shot to death near the 1700 block of Woodbine Avenue in East Knoxville (City). The shooting occurred a block from Caswell Park and the O'Connor Senior Center. This is the third shooting this year along a one-third mile stretch of Woodbine Avenue, two of the shootings resulted in death. Two additional shootings this year were within a third to a half mile from this shooting, one on Linden and one on E. Fifth Avenue.

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Murder in East Knoxville, McConnell Street

Friday, December 6, 2013, around 7:40 PM, a man was found shot to death behind 317 McConnell Street in East Knoxville (City). The shooting is reported to have occurred behind the Boys & Girls Club, which is close to the senior citizens Residences at Eastport and Walter P Taylor Homes.

This is the fourth shooting in Knoxville in under two months that has resulted in a death.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Glider Avenue

Thursday, December 12, 2013, around 8 PM, a man was shot in the leg. The man was found on Glider Avenue near the intersection of Mitchell Street, North Knoxville (Ctiy).

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KC Sheriff negligent shooting incident, officers injured

Saturday, December 14, 2013, around 10:30 PM, a Knox County Sheriff's Department officer negligently discharged his weapon (Glock 40 caliber) striking the pavement and shrapnel hitting three Intake Security Officers. The incident occurred at the Knox County Sheriff Detention facility at 5109 Maloneyville Road in North Knox County.

From the Knox County Sheriff Department's website:

Accidental Shooting inside Detention Facility Sally Port Injures 3

Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Office of Professional Standards are investigating a discharge of an officer’s weapon Friday night in the Sally Port of the Detention Facility on Maloneyville Road. The incident began around 10:30 when Officer James Blankenship (on duty) accidently discharged his duty weapon (Glock 40 caliber) striking the pavement and shrapnel hitting three Intake Security Officers. Rural Metro transported one officer to U.T. Medical Center where he was treated and released for a superficial leg wound. The other two were treated in the Detention Facility Medical Unit for minor injuries. Blankenship was also transported by Rural Metro to U.T. where he was treated and released for chest pains.

Blankenship is classified in Corrections where he was assigned to prisoner pick-up duty. The preliminary investigation shows that Blankenship was at fault and is on paid administrative leave until the investigation is concluded. He has been with the KCSO since 2002.

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Shooting in North Knox County, Mary Emily Lane

Monday, December 16, 2013, around 4 PM, a man was shot after he followed another man to his home at 2705 Mary Emily Lane in North Knox County off of Millertown Pike. The shooting occurred after a possible road rage incident at the I-640 exit to Washington Pike.

Update: the victim has not died from his wounds. The shooter has been charged with attempted first degree murder.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Alfredda Delaney St

Monday, December 16, 2013, around 8:15PM, shots fired into a house were reported at 733 Alfredda Delaney Street (across from Danny Mayfield Park, in the restored Five Point area) and seconds later at 908 Knoxville College Drive. Both residences are in Mechanicsville, North Knoxville. No injuries were reported.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Minnesota Avenue

Monday, December 16, 2013, around 11 PM, shots fired into a house were reported at 1325 Minnesota Avenue, Lonsdale, North Knoxville. No injuries were reported.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Western at I-640

Monday, December 23, 2013, around 11:30 PM, a woman admitted to Fort Sanders Hospital reported she was shot on Western Avenue near the I-640 intersection in North Knoxville.

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Shooting in North Knoxville, Lincoln Park

Thursday, December 26, 2013, around 5:30 PM, KPD responded to a shooting report in the 400 block of Cedar Avenue, Lincoln Park, North Knoxville. Two shooting victims were found, one in an alley behind the house and one in the house.

Neighbors say they heard "at least five" gunshots and saw five men running out of the house at 457 Cedar Avenue

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Recap of shootings for 2013

Recap of shootings for 2013 and 2012, based on local media reports:

The number of reported shootings increased by eight in 2013 over 2012. The number of shootings resulting in death increased by 1 from 2012 (18) to 2013 (19). However, the number of deaths from these shootings decreased by 2 (19 deaths in 2013 versus 21 deaths in 2012). There was one less shooting in East Knoxville compared to 2012 and there was one less death as a result of a shooting. There were two additional shootings reported in South Knoxville/South Knox County and 1 additonal shooting death, one of which was a suicide. Shootings in the West side of town decreased by two and there were two less deaths by shootings as compared to 2012. There were seven additional shootings in the North side of town, the number of shooting deaths stayed the same.

2013
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As of 12/31/2013

84 shootings in Knox County
73 in city (86.9%)
11 in county (13.1%)

19 shootings resulting in 19 deaths (1 deaths from police action)

4 shootings Center City (UT area) (0 deaths)
9 shootings West (2 deaths)
9 shootings South (3 deaths)
31 shootings North (6 deaths)
31 shootings East (8 deaths)

2012
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As of 12/31/2012

76 shootings in Knox County
63 in city (82.9%)
13 in county (17.1%)

18 shootings resulting in 21 deaths (1 deaths from police action)

2 shootings Center City (UT area) (0 deaths)
11 shootings West (4 deaths)
7 shootings South (2 deaths)
24 shootings North (6 deaths)
32 shootings East (9 deaths)

2011
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As of 12/31/2011
76 shootings in Knox County
65 in city (85.5%)
11 in county (14.5%)

15 shootings resulting in 17 deaths (2 deaths from police action)

2 shootings Center City (UT area) (1 death)
11 shootings West (2 deaths)
8 shootings South (3 deaths)
25 shootings North (4 deaths)
30 shootings East (7 deaths)

2010
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For comparison purposes only, shootings for 2010 as of 12/31/2010.
Shootings based on a search of KNS articles from 1/1/2010 through 8/2/2010.
* Tracking did not begin until mid-2010. It is possible all reported shootings in early 2010 were not found in on-line searches.

51 shooting incidents in Knox County.
43 in city (84.3%)
8 in county (15.7%)

15 of the shooting incidents resulted in 18 deaths.

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