Report: 6 minors shot in downtown Chattanooga Saturday night
A CBS affiliate said one person was detained as a person of interest just moments after the shooting began.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WVLT) - Late Saturday night, Chattanooga Police Department officers said six minors were injured following a shooting in the city’s downtown area, according to CBS affiliate WDEF.
Officials said there were six total victims, four with non-life-threatening injuries and two with life-threatening injuries. The Associated Press shared that five of the victims were 15 and one was 13, citing the Chattanooga Police Department.
Around 10:48 p.m., the report stated that CPD officers were patrolling near 100 Cherry Street when they heard and responded to gunshots. Upon arrival, they reportedly saw multiple people shooting weapons and numerous people fleeing the area.
WDEF reported that officers said they began rendering aid to injured victims and helped others to safety. One person was detained as a person of interest just moments after the shooting began, the report shared.
Officers reportedly said the shooting involved two groups that appeared to be advancing toward each other during an altercation. Police said afterward two individuals in one group pulled guns out and fired at the other group, according to the AP.
Authorities said they believed one or more of the teens were targeted, but that some of the injured minors were not hit intentionally, a report stated.
Those with information regarding the shooting are urged to contact the Chattanooga Police Department at (423) 698-2525.
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