KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A man is in the hospital after he was shot in East Knoxville Friday night.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at the parking lot of a Dollar General Store at 2265 McCalla Avenue around 8:53 p.m.

When they arrived, they found a man had been shot at least once.

Based on witness statements they received, officers said the shooting was believed to have happened nearby at the 3200 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The victim had been taken to the Dollar General Story by a friend to meet first responders.

KPD said the man was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for serious wounds.

Officers said they later found a felony amount of narcotics inside the vehicle where the victim was found. Authorities are still investigating.