Six people injured in shooting in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee

Six people have been injured in a shooting in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Saturday night shooting took place just after 11.45pm, with officers patrolling in the 100 block of Cherry Street first hearing the gunshots and seeing people running from the scene.

Law enforcement has said that two of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries while the remaining four have more moderate wounds, WTVC reported.

Chattanooga police said those who were shot were taken to a hospital in the area.

Several people were shooting at each other and one person was taken into police custody.

Police said in a press release there were “multiple parties exchanging gunfire and numerous people fleeing the area”.

“There’s no ongoing public safety threat as regards to this situation,” Sergeant Jeremy Eames of the Chattanooga Police Department told WTVC. “We can’t say for sure but we don’t believe that most of the people that were shot tonight were intended targets of the shooting.”

“I don’t have ages or a status on the victims,” Sgt Eames said, CNN reported. . “However most of them will be teenagers to early twenties. We had large groups of juveniles walking around the downtown area this date and we believe it’s from within that group that the shooting took place.”


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