Police ID two men involved in north Knoxville shooting

Update 9:48 am:

(WBIR) Knoxville police confirmed two men suffered possible life-threatening injuries following a shooting in a north Knoxville home.

A press release said Lamont Johnson, 22, went over to 57-year-old Charles Prater's house on East Churchwell Avenue to borrow money, and the two started arguing. During the fight, each of the men reportedly pulled out handguns and began shooting each other inside the home.

Officers said Prater was shot at least once in his upper torso and crews took him to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Johnson was also shot more than once, according to police. After the shooting, Johnson ran from the home and went into a car waiting for him outside the house. The car dropped Johnson off at Children's Hospital, and crews transported him to UT Medical Center.

At this time, police haven't filed any charges in this case.

WBIR 10News has requested Prater and Johnson's conditions from UT Medical Center and will update you on wbir.com and 10News as more information become available.

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Knoxville police are investigating a shooting in north Knoxville that sent two victims to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries.

Police say it happened around 7:45 Tuesday evening on East Churchwell Avenue.

When they arrived on scene, they found a victim with a gunshot wound and later a second victim who was shot showed up at Children's Hospital.

Police say both victims suffered serious injuries.

They are currently interviewing several witnesses to figure out what happened.


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