A UT sophomore was killed early Tuesday morning in a shooting at The

Underground, 214 W. Jackson Ave.

At approximately 3:13 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 8, Knoxville Police Department

officers arrived at the night club after a report gunshots during an

altercation between an employee and several patrons, according to KPD


Michael Wayne Gardner, a 27-year-old resident of 831 Maplehurst Court,

suffered fatal gun wounds and was reportedly dead when officers reached the

scene. Gardner was an employee of The Underground.

Two others were involved in the shooting, but did not sustain

life-threatening wounds.

Sergeant Dan Brock, KPD Major Crimes Unit, reported that four suspects were

identified by witnesses in the shooting. The suspects were described as

four young black males, between the ages of 18-20 years old, wearing black

pants and bright shirts.

No other information was made available by the KPD.