Multiple victims shot overnight shooting on Cumberland strip

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UPDATE 11 p.m. Saturday:

(WBIR-Knoxville) Authorities late Saturday night released the identity of the Knoxville man killed during an overnight shooting near UT's campus. Five other people were also hurt.

Knoxville Police Department said Adairius Boatwright, 35, died during surgery Saturday morning.

, 35, has been charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.

Investigators believe Patterson specifically targeted Boatwright. It also looks like the pair were involved in an illegal activity prior to the incident, according to KPD.

Dispatchers said multiple people reported a loud explosion near Studio X around 3:00 a.m. Saturday.

KPD identified the other injured victims; Marking Vaughn was shot in the back, Joshua Wilkerson was shot in the knee, Joseph Mobley was shot in the leg, Nancy Lawson was shot in the foot, and Jamaal Smith suffered a cut on his arm while trying to seek safety, according to officers.

Police said the injuries are not life threatening.

Editor's note: KPD's earlier released identified the female victim that was shot in the foot as Carla Lawson. Saturday night they announced it was actually her twin sister Nancy Lawson.

Students Concerned for Safety

Following the overnight shooting, several UT students said they now fear going back to 'the Strip,' wondering if this shooting was a random act or not.

"I never not felt safe in this area," student Jewelean Spiotta told 10News Saturday morning. She was next door to Studio X hours before the gunfire rang out.

"Did you hear about how there were people... that somebody died over here?" she heard from a passerby.

There was blood on the concrete outside of Studio X, as people walked and tried to look inside the nightclub. It remained closed Saturday morning, following the shooting.

"It puts me out of ease, because I walk out here all the time," student Travis Fuller added. "I was walking out here last night. If it was one hour earlier, it could of shot and hit someone over at Tin Roof."

Even though a person was quickly arrested following the shooting, some said they're still concerned.

"It's terrifying. It makes me not want to come to the Strip anymore," Spiotta said.

10News made several attempts to call Studio X. Our calls have not been returned.

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Knox County dispatch has confirmed a shooting with multiple victims on the Cumberland strip near the dance club Studio X.

Officials closed down parts of Cumberland Avenue to investigate, but all lanes have been reopened.

Stay with WBIR for updates.

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