Rash of shootings hit Knoxville over 24-hour period (Updated)


Update: Knoxville police identified the victim in a shooting at Days Inn Monday as Jeremiah Coleman, 34, of Detroit, Michigan. Coleman died at the scene, police said.

By Cliff Hightower

Hard Knox Wire

In the span of 24 hours, Knoxville police officers responded to a rash of shootings across the city in three different locations.

Knoxville Police Department officers found a man dead at one location, another person in critical condition and the third shooting involved a 12-year-old boy, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Names of the victims were not released by the KPD.

In all three shootings, authorities said they had no suspects at this time and the investigations are ongoing.

The rash of shootings started at 8:50 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to the 1100 block of Daylilly Drive.

A man was found in front of an apartment complex, suffering from several gunshot wounds and he was transported to UT Medical Center in critical condition, authorities said.

The second shooting occurred at 5:30 p.m. Monday when officers were called to Days Inn on 5423 Asheville Highway.

When officers walked inside a third-room floor they found Jeremiah Coleman, 34, of Detroit, Michigan, shot and he was declared deceased at the scene, according to reports.

The third and final shooting occurred around 7 p.m. Monday when officers were once again called to a shooting scene at Rosedale Avenue near Dandridge Avenue.

KPD said once officers arrived they found a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot to his lower leg. Authorities said multiple shots were fired from a light-colored SUV, driving on Rosedale Avenue.

The boy was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries, the KPD said.