Shots Fired at East Town Mall

By Logan Heidenreich


On Monday, January 21st, early in the morning, shots were fired in the parking lot of Knoxville Center Mall. Around 14 to 20 shots were fired early in the morning in front of El Patron Event Center. Police made it to the scene around 3:00 AM and reported to have found multiple bullet casings throughout the lot. There were no victims or suspects found.

As of the following Tuesday, witnesses have reported that earlier that evening El Patron was hosting an after party for a show at Chilhowee Park. It was also said that multiple people were firing shots. It is unsure as to whether they were firing at each other or not, but the police are still reviewing security footage and speaking with witnesses to find out what happened.