Man found fatally shot in car in Western Heights

Police found a man shot dead in his car around 1 p.m. Thursday.

UPDATE 5:40PM THURSDAY: The man found shot to death Thursday afternoon is now known to police, although they're not ready to release his name.

The man was found by police after they were dispatched at 1:07 p.m. to a shots fired call in the 1200 block of West Scott Avenue, according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

He'd been shot while inside the Hyundai, which had an Illinois license plate.

"Investigators are currently conducting interviews and reviewing evidence recovered at the scene," DeBusk's statement reads.

The man's name will be released after family has been notified.

Anyone with information is asked to call KPD's crime information line at 865-215-7212. Callers can be anonymous.

PREVIOUS STORY: Knoxville police were investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon in which a man was found dead in a car in Western Heights.

The incident was reported about 1:10 p.m. near Reed Street and Scott Avenue.

The body was found inside a parked Hyundai, which had an Illinois license plate.

The man's name was not available.

10News will bring you more details as they become available.

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