Knoxville police investigated a reported shooting Saturday afternoon. 

At 2:40 p.m. officers responded to 1542 Texas Avenue in Northwest Knoxville. 

A preliminary investigation found the male victim and suspect were involved in an argument that escalated into a physical altercation. During the altercation, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired once. The suspect then fled the scene before police arrived. 

The victim suffered a non-life threatening injury to his ear and was taken to U.T. Medical Center in an ambulance. 

Neither the victim nor the suspect are being identified at this time.