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Teenager Shot in front of Convenience Store on Shallowford Road, Chattanooga

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Teenager Shot in front of Convenience Store on Shallowford Road, Chattanooga

On Saturday, an act of violence shocked the peaceful city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A 14-year-old was shot in front of a busy convenience store on Shallowford Road in broad daylight. The Chattanooga Police Department confirmed that their officers responded to a distress call from the convenience store located in the 7900 block of Shallowford Road at 10:19 a.m.

Details of the Incident

Upon arrival at the scene, the law enforcement officers discovered a 14-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds. The officers described the teenager’s injuries as non-life-threatening. The victim was subsequently transported by the Hamilton County EMS to the nearest hospital for urgent medical attention.

Preliminary Investigation Updates

The Chattanooga Police Department, through its preliminary investigation, established that the young victim was in a vehicle near the gas pumps of the convenience store when the assailants showed up. Emerging from other nearby vehicles, the suspects then opened fire on the vehicle housing the teenager. The driver of the said vehicle attempted to escape the shooting but ended up crashing the car into nearby woods. Fortunately, no other passengers in the vehicle were hit by the gunfire.

Assailants Escape Before Police Arrive

The suspects involved in the shooting incident reportedly fled the scene before the arrival of the police officers. The law enforcement authorities have since urged any persons with valuable information on the incident to step forward and assist in the investigation.

Targeted Shooting Incident

Chattanooga Police Department believes that this shooting appears to be a targeted incident. Although significant strides have been made in the preliminary investigation, several details surrounding the incident, including the identity of the persons behind this outrageous act, remain unclear.

Appeal For Help

The Chattanooga Police Department continues to seek help from the public to come forward with any information they might have regarding this incident. Their hope is that any knowledge, no matter how insignificant it might seem, might aid in the apprehension of the suspected culprits.

We at HERE News Network urge anyone with any form of information on this incident to promptly contact the Chattanooga Police Department. Your cooperation could make a big difference in resolving this case and delivering justice to the 14-year-old victim.

All information was gathered and verified by HERE News on April 23rd, 2024.

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