Deputies investigate Sunday evening shooting

KNOX COUNTY (WVLT) – Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Sunday evening shooting in North Knox County.

It happened just after 7:15 PM when James Allen Taylor, 38, allegedly shot Tom Nelson, 39, in the neck on Carbine Lane off of Rifle Range Road.

Nelson was taken to UT Medical Center with where he was being treated late Sunday. He's listed in stable condition.

Another round injured Taylor's ex-wife when it hit the front door and sent glass shards into her stomach. 40-year-old Frieda Taylor was treated and released.

A woman was also taken to the hospital after she was but by shattered glass.

James Allen Taylor has been arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault.

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