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Three men charged with assault in Northaven shooting

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Bryant, 19, and Parks, 24, are charged with aggravated assault for the shooting that left Karyn Hunt's son injured.  A 16- year-old juvenile was also charged. Bryant, 19, and Parks, 24, are charged with aggravated assault for the shooting that left Karyn Hunt's son injured. A 16- year-old juvenile was also charged.
The latest shooting happened Thursday around 8pm at Goodman Park in Northaven. The latest shooting happened Thursday around 8pm at Goodman Park in Northaven.
Hunt says it's the second time her son has been shot in only a matter of months. Hunt says it's the second time her son has been shot in only a matter of months.
NORTHAVEN, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Christopher Bryant, 19, and Jerome Parks, 24, along with a 16-year-old juvenile are all charged with aggravated assault for the shooting that left Karyn Hunt's son injured.

Hunt says it's the second time her son has been shot in only a matter of months. 

"It's scary because I don't know when I'm going to get that call…the call for me to verify his body.  It's scary" said Hunt.

The latest shooting happened Thursday night around 8pm at Goodman Park on North Circle Road in Northaven.  Investigators say several men were playing basketball.  According to witnesses, a man driving a gold sedan drove and parked his vehicle in the middle of the court and when asked to remove it, he refused.  We're told the man pulled a shot gun from the trunk of the car and began shooting.

"I don't know if he and the other guys had words," said Hunt. "I don't know, but it just come to me that they just got to shooting and he was hit...that was it."

We're told people began to scatter as the shots were fired. 

That's when Hunt's son, 22-year-old Decarlos Knox, was hit in the leg. 

"He's okay, but he's been doing a lot of bleeding and has to go through surgery," said Hunt.

Meanwhile, investigators say all three suspects who were arrested are known gang members who live in Northaven.

"This gang related stuff...this and that...it goes on all the time," said Gary Hall, Knox's stepfather.

Hall says it's time for the violence to STOP.

"We got to pay more attention to our kids," Hall said.  "That's all it is."

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