Latest on Investigation of Teen Shot

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – At approximately 5 p.m. Sunday, Chattanooga police responded to a home on 7th Avenue in East Lake where a 14-year-old boy was shot four times.

"We believe that there was possibly a drive by or maybe a shooting from a particular location at that particular home that the victim was located," said assistant police chief Tracy Arnold.

Four gunshot wounds…two in the left arm, one in the chest and one in the thigh and police say they were shocked the teenage victim was walking around when they arrived to the crime scene.

Neighbors heard the shots but didn’t realize what was happening on this quiet street.

"First I thought firecrackers," said Hubert Brock who lives across the street. "And then an ambulance got here and I knew somebody got shot then."

There is no suspect in custody and whether the victim was the intended target, little is still known.

"Often times in situations like this, it’s not necessarily the person that’s targeted," said Arnold. "It’s just the person that actually got hit by the bullets. It’s whether they were stray bullets or they were meant for someone else."

Police emphasize the importance of witnesses coming forward with information in crimes like this.

"We can’t do it by ourselves," he said. "We depend on the public to help us on all these cases."

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