published Friday, September 7th, 2012

Teen male shot across street from Austin-East High School

The scene near Austin-East High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, where police are investigating a shooting across from the school.
The scene near Austin-East High School on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, where police are investigating a shooting across from the school.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

KNOXVILLE — A teen about 14 years of age was shot at least once in the torso this afternoon on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Austin-East High School, according to Knoxville police.

Knox County Schools spokeswoman Melissa Copelan referred questions about the shooting to the Knoxville Police Department.

The victim was being treated at University of Tennessee Medical Center for "fairly serious" injuries, according to KPD spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

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