13-year-old boy shot in back is out of the hospital

Updated Monday May 19 - 1:15 pm

Knoxville Police say the 13-year-old boy in the back on Saturday has been released from the hospital and is resting at home. His name has not been released.

Investigators are still working to track down the men responsible. If you have any information, you are asked to call KPD at 215-1212.

Updated Sunday May 18 - 2:30 p.m.

(WBIR - East Knoxville) Authorities said Sunday morning they believe the people who shot a 13-year-old boy Saturday got away in a newer white Hyundai Sonata with a rental car decal on the back.

According to KPD, the boy was sitting on a porch on the 2500 block of Parkview Avenue when two young men dressed in black shot him. Police said he tried to run inside the house and got shot in the back.

KPD said it appears the vehicle circled the block while the shooting happened and then picked up the two young men and fled the area.

Authorities said Saturday that the victim's injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Original story - May 17;
(WBIR-Knoxville) Officials said a 13-year-old boy was sitting on an East Knoxville porch when he was shot by two young men dressed in black Saturday morning.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, the boy tried to run inside of the house, located on the 2500 block of Parkview Avenue, when both suspects shot at him around 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

KPD said he was shot in the back, but the injuries do not appear to be life threatening.


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