Chattanooga Police asking for public’s help with Grove Street Shooting
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – It’s been over a week since 7 women were shot at an apartment complex on Grove Street in Chattanooga. Community members are desperate for answers, but Chattanooga Police say they need the public’s help.
On September 25th, 7 women were shot leaving 5 seriously injured, 2 dead, and a community traumatized and demanding justice.
Chattanooga police say they are actively following leads – but need more help from the public.
“We have had a lot of information over the last week of nicknames of the parties involved or persons of interest or possibly what went on in that incident. Now we are at a stopping point because we need people that were present and on the scene,” says Sgt. Adam Emery, Chattanooga Police Homicide Unit.
Police say they know at least 50 to 100 people were present at the time of the incident, but question whether residents may be withholding information out of fear.
“If you take that next step of courage in coming forward in helping your community and helping us take these parties who were part of this disgusting horrible thing that occurred- we will walk alongside you. We have other resources and things that we do to ensure your safety. We will put those in place if you come forward,” says Sgt. Emery.
Investigators say that they already have safety measures in place for anyone who decides to come forward and welcome any information- as they believe they are looking for more than one suspect in this horrific crime.
“I know they are horrified and disgusted by what happened. We need them to be horrified and disgusted enough to take that step of courage and come forward and be willing to come forward and testify in court. Their ability to come forward and show us either by photos of who is involved gives us the next available bit of evidence where we can get other things that are needed through search warrants,” says Sgt. Emery.
If you have any information about the horrific shooting that happened that evening, please contact law enforcement immediately. Justice for the 7 female victims depends on it. 423-643-5100