KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two men were seriously injured, one an innocent bystander, in a shooting on Rochat Dr. over the weekend.
According to Knoxville Police, Michael Sanford, 41, was in his front yard when a car pulled up in front of his house. Kenneth Spencer, 35, got out of the passenger side to speak with Sanford about an ongoing issue with their children.
Sanford said he felt threatened, according to warrants, and opened fire, hitting Spencer and the vehicle multiple times. A woman and her 8-year-old son were in the car, but were not hit.
A bullet also traveled across the street and his Curtis D. Rodgers; The 58-year-old was transported to UT Medical Center for treatment of what appeared to be serious injuries. KPD said he was visiting a friend and had nothing to do with the altercation.
Sanford was charged with three counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, according to the warrants.
Spencer said he was hit twice in the leg and once in the shoulder. He has been released from the hospital.
UT Medical Center was unable to release information on Rodgers' condition.
Rochat Dr. is located off Forestal Drive, near Tazewell Pike in North Knoxville.
Knoxville Police Department officers are currently working a shooting scene on Forestal Drive, according to a tweet from the department.
On Saturday, April 13 around 8:27 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in Forestal Drive in North Knoxville
Officials said they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds, both victims were transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with serious injuries.
Around 9:27 p.m., while officers and investigators were processing the original scene, they had multiple shots fired within a very close proximity, according to KPD.
Officials said more officers responded in an attempt to locate the suspect in that shooting but has not been located at this time. Multiple officers are still on scene and circulating the area where the second round of shots were fired.
One person has been detained and is being interviewed by investigators in reference to the original shooting, according to KPD.
If anyone has any information about either shooting, they are asked to call the KPD Crime Hotline at 865-215-7212, callers can remain anonymous. More information will be released as the investigation continues.
This is a developing story. 10News will update as we receive more information.