Update 9:11 a.m.

(WBIR) Knoxville police said they believe a man was shot in northeast Knoxville Thursday night because he shortchanged a drug dealer by $3.

Officers responded to a shots fired call just before 8 p.m. at the intersection of Glider Avenue and Mitchell Street. When the arrived, they found Dustin Hutchens, 35, of Knoxville suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

Hutchens told police he purchased a small amount of marijuana from his alleged shooter several days ago. When he bought the drugs, the victim was $3 short of the agreed price.

On Thursday night, the suspect confronted Hutchens on Glider Avenue and demanded the $3. When Hutchens didn't hand over the money, KPD said the suspect reportedly shot him once in the leg. The suspect then drove off with another man in a dark-colored SUV.

Crews transported Hutchens to UT Medical Center for treatment. Police are still investigating the shooting.

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A man appeared to be shot after an argument in northeast Knoxville, according to KPD.

Officers say they responded to a shots fired call just before 8 p.m. Thursday on Glider Avenue at Mitchell Street. When they arrived, they found a 35-year-old man who appeared to have been shot in the leg.

The man told officers he was approached by two men who argued with him before firing several rounds at him. The suspects then drove away in a dark-colored SUV.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation is ongoing.

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