UPDATE: Accidental shooting near UTC Saturday morning

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police have released more information on the incident this morning near the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

According to police, it was an accident shooting that occurred at 506 East 8th Street.

Officials say the victim told investigators an acquaintance was showing the victim a pistol when the gun unintentionally went off.

Chattanooga Police say video surveillance from UTC corroborates the victim’s statement.

Police say the victim suffered from a small laceration to the back of the head.

According to police, the acquaintance left the area before police arrived with consent from the victim.

The victim was taken to a local hospital.

Update 12:44pm:

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – U.T. Chattanooga posted to social media again at 12:25pm, reporting the shooting was “an isolated incident.”

Stay with New 12 Now for more information as it becomes available.



Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are asking all to stay indoors and keep doors locked while authorities investigate a shooting of a non-student near campus.

The Facebook post below was published at 11:53am.

More information will be shared as soon as it is available.

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