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Knoxville woman shot, not interested in charging assailant

Don Jacobs Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. (MCT) • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:40 PM

 A 39-year-old Knoxville woman isn’t sure where she was Monday night when shot multiple times, but she’s sure she doesn’t want to press charges against her assailant.

Police became involved in the situation about 11:39 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up to an ambulance at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, 1901 Clinch Ave. “with a female passenger who had been shot,” according to Knoxville Police Department spokesman Darrell DeBusk.

The ambulance crew helped the woman into the hospital emergency room and the male driving the vehicle left the area.

DeBusk identified the shooting victim as Nyasha McCoy of Knoxville. Her condition was not immediately available Tuesday morning, and authorities did not say where on her body she suffered gunshot wounds or what type of weapon may have been used.

DeBusk said McCoy told police she wasn’t sure at what location she had been shot, but the attack occurred “somewhere on Western Avenue near Interstate 640,” DeBusk said.

“The victim said her friend drove her to the hospital and that she did not want to prosecute anyone for shooting her,” DeBusk said.

“She also indicated that she had been drinking.”

Police later located McCoy’s friend and the vehicle he drove on Western Avenue near Texas Avenue. Investigators interviewed the driver at police headquarters and later released him, DeBusk said.

DeBusk said the investigation is continuing.

More details as they develop online and in Wednesday’s News Sentinel.

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