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KPD: Man wounded in Fountain City shooting expected to survive; no charges being filed yet

It happened off North Broadway near the Panda Express. A witness who spoke with 10News at the scene said they heard several shots fired.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn — The Knoxville Police Department said the 52-year-old man who was shot and critically wounded in Fountain City Tuesday afternoon is expected to survive after bystanders and police rushed to help him.

Police said they have identified the people involved in a shooting that happened off North Broadway Tuesday afternoon, saying the investigation into the circumstances behind the incident are ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

The shooting happened off North Broadway near the Panda Express around 4 p.m. According to KPD, officers arrived to 4839 North Broadway to a reported shooting and found a man, identified as 52-year-old Carlton Wallace of Knoxville, near the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound.

KPD said officers provided emergency aid to Wallace before EMS took him to UT Medical Center for treatment.

Police initially said an unidentified person reportedly drove away from the scene in a vehicle. As of Tuesday night, KPD said it had identified everyone who had been involved in the shooting, saying no charges have been filed against them at this time. 

A witness who was at the Krispy Kreme across the street said she heard a gunshot initially, and turned to see a gray car running over a man -- saying they then saw someone in the vehicle shooting at the person two more times.

She said she then rushed over to chase the vehicle down and catch the tag number.

"I hope he's ok. I really hope he's ok," she said. "If it was my kid, or my grandkid -- I hope somebody would do it, too."

Another man who spoke to 10News said he helped the man who was shot, saying he used his truck to block traffic on Broadway so he could provide emergency aid to him before police arrived.

"I thought he was gonna die…I couldn't wait to have, I couldn't let that happen.  I run over, made sure as we wrapped his arm to stop the bleeding, and that was one officer trying to figure out where he was hit," he said.

Officers had blocked off the southbound side of Broadway and put crime tape around a pick-up truck and sedan in the parking lot of the Advance Auto Parts.

Credit: WBIR