KPD searching for suspect in fatal hit-and-run – WVLT.TV

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Georgia murder suspect shoots 2 people in Knoxville, search continues for suspect
Police are searching for a Georgia homicide suspect accused of shooting a woman and a 2-year-old girl in North Knoxville on Sunday night.

Victor Parsons, 29, was last seen running toward the Western Heights public housing complex from Beaumont Avenue after leading officers on a chase across town, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

Parsons is the only suspect identified in the double-shooting, reported shortly after 7 p.m. on the 5000 block of Rowan Road. Neither victims name has been released and their conditions were not immediately available Monday.

Parsons is wanted in connection with a homicide reported early Sunday in DeKalb County, Georgia, according to KPD.

Police issued an alert shortly after the Rowan Road shooting, warning residents to be on the lookout for a silver Mercury Grand Marquis.

Officers soon spotted the vehicle on Cherry Street. The driver sped away, striking a 13-year-old boy who was riding a scooter along Linden Avenue.

Officers with multiple law enforcement agencies attempted to establish a perimeter and search the area with police dogs, as well as a bloodhound from the Union County Sheriffs Office.

Anyone with information on Parsons whereabouts is asked to call E-911 or KPDs crime hotline at 865-215-7212. Callers can remain anonymous.

Video: Officers searching for murder, shooting suspect considered armed and dangerous

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