Man shot in leg and back near downtown Knoxville

7:22 PM, Dec 29, 2012   |    comments
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Knoxville Police officers said they don't have any leads on an early Saturday morning shooting near downtown.

The shooting occurred shortly before 2:00 a.m. at the intersection 5th Avenue and Arthur Street.

Police said the victim then walked into Al's Market on 1006 University Avenue and called police.  

Officers found the man with a gunshot wound in the leg and back outside that convenience store.  Crews transported him to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said the shooter was driving a small, dark-colored car.  He allegedly drove past the victim, and then turned around before opening fire. 

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