Soccer Game at Emerald Youth Canceled after Knoxville Police Investigate a Shooting Call

An investigation is underway after two separate shots fired incidents near the Emerald Youth Soccer field cancels games.

Knoxville Police say they’ve responded reports of gunshots in the area of Texas Avenue outside of the soccer complex twice in the past month but found no victims or damage from gunshots.

Parent Heather Hicks was watching her 14 year-old son play Saturday and says she is skeptical about returning to that field again.

Emerald Youth says they are always evaluating safety protocols and looking out for the safety of the youth and their families. They say in the over thirty-year history of our ministry, they have never had a young person, volunteer, or staff impacted by an act of gun violence during their programming.


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