Two teenage female victims identified in East Knoxville shooting

Oct. 12, 2017: Knoxville police say two women were injured in a shooting in East Knoxville.

UPDATE (Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m.): Knoxville Police said two women are recovering from non-life threatening injuries after a shooting in East Knoxville Thursday night. 

Officers were called to the 4100 block of Alma Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. on a shooting call.

When they arrived, police learned 18-year-old Eriasia Johnson and 19-year-old Ireland Curry had been shot. The two were taken by private vehicle to the University of Tennessee Medical Center before officers arrived.

Dozens of evidence markers were on the ground at the scene, and neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots fired back-to-back.

"When I was pulling up ... I heard a lot of gunshots. It appeared to be at least 10 or more gunshots. Please put the guns down and let's work together to build our communities back up to where they need to be," resident Gayle Padgett said.

Investigators said they are following up on some leads at the moment.

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