Police ID victims in Copa Cabana shooting

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Authorities have identified the four people injured in a shooting a Knoxville nightclub early Saturday morning.

Daniel Hensley, 32; Clifford Thomas, 28; Cortez Beasley, 28; and DeShawn Williams, 20, were all taken to U.T. Medical Center. One of them was taken by ambulance and was listed in serious condition, while the other three sustained what were described as non-life-threatening wounds. Police say the four people were all shot in their arms and legs.

Knoxville Police say so far there are no suspects in the incident, and they noted that none of the victims were cooperating.

The shooting allegedly occurred at the Copa Cabana on Chapman Highway, shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. Police say the club was closed and people were in the parking lot when someone pulled out a gun and began shooting.

The only description given to police was of the getaway car, which was an older green Cadillac.

If you have information, call the crime/drug hotline at 215-7212.


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