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Teenage Boy Shot in Brainerd, Incident Under Investigation

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Teenage Boy Shot in Brainerd, Incident Under Investigation

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A disconcerting series of events unfolded in the Brainerd area during the early hours of Saturday, reports state. An unnamed 16-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound and is currently in a local hospital.

Initial Response and Discovery

Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) received a distress call around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday. On arrival at the scene, they encountered the teenager with a gunshot wound, suffering from non-life-threatening injuries. CPD confirmed that emergency first responders, including the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) and Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS), were swiftly at the scene.

Investigation in Progress

Preliminary reports reveal an unusual circumstance: the actual location of the shooting seems to differ from where the CPD responded. Reportedly, after being shot, the teenager managed to retreat home and alert his family, who then called for medical help.

The investigators from the CPD’s Homicide Unit are currently working on nailing down more precise details about this alarming incident. The teenager’s residence, where first responders initially arrived, is being predeterminedly withheld both for victim safety and to respect his family’s privacy.

Appeal to the Public

With the precise location of the shooting still uncertain, and yet to be publicly disclosed, CPD is earnestly requesting any possible witnesses or individuals with relevant information to come forward.

Sources close to the investigation have maintained that witness information could prove pivotal in advancing this case. Those with information that might aid authorities are urged to reach out to the Chattanooga Police. In light of victim safety and integrity of the ongoing investigation, the exact location tied to the gunfire incident remains undisclosed as of now.

The investigation into this case is ongoing, and our thoughts and support extend towards the victim and his family during this challenging time.

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