Another fatal shooting in Chattanooga kills 17-year-old

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Chattanooga Police confirm that the latest shooting victim has died.

It happened after noon at 3100 7th Avenue.

A juvenile inside was shot while playing video games.

Chattanooga police are investigating whether this latest shooting was related to the murder of Robert Jackson last week near the Sky Zoo nightclub.

Chief Fred Fletcher said many of this weekend’s other shootings were.

Erlanger Medical Center boosted security around the Emergency Room when the victim was being treated.

Chief Fletcher this afternoon said his officers stopped several violent episodes off the weekend and took seven guns off gang members.

He says the gangs are beginning to decoy officers, by shooting in one area to draw officers away from other neighborhoods.

The Chief says this makes 33 shootings in Chattanooga so far this year.

We’ve already passed last year’s mark of 30.

Mayor Andy Berke is set to give his state of the city address a week from tonight.

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