Police name teen killed in Parkridge shooting

5:43 PM, Mar 11, 2013   |    comments
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Police have identified 17-year-old Hakeem Jackson of Knoxville as the teen who passed away after a shooting on Woodbine Avenue.

Officials said the 17-year-old victim of the drive-by shooting died during surgery at the hospital.

KPD said it is currently following leads in the shooting investigation.

It was the second night in a row that a shooting disrupted what neighbors call a normally quiet community.

Just before 8 o'clock Friday evening, KPD got a call about shots fired along Woodbine Avenue in the Parkridge neighborhood of East Knoxville.

Two neighbors called for help. They say they heard a gun go off, then walked outside and saw a young man they didn't know laying on one of their front porches.



Thursday night, two men robbed another homeowner on Woodbine. The men held three people inside the home at gunpoint and shot one man during a struggle.

10News has reported on at least four shootings in the past four weeks. Three of them involved victims who were killed.

All the headlines can make it seem like gun violence may be in the rise in the area.

But KPD says so far this year, fewer suspects have committed a crime with a gun in their possession than in years past.

According to KPD from January 1 through March 10 there were 82 suspects who had a firearm in their possession during a crime.

That's compared to 103 people during the same period in 2012 and 119 in 2011.

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