Shooting and chase update

LATEST UPDATE: Chattanooga Police press release

On July 10, 2015 at approximately 12:06 p.m. Chattanooga Police responded to a hotel located at 5505 Brainerd Rd on a call of two people shot. Upon arrival, officers located the two victims and were able to obtain a description of the suspects and the suspect vehicle. Officers in the area were able to locate the vehicle which fled from police.

•A pursuit of the suspect vehicle originated on Brainerd Rd.
•The pursuit ended at the 3500 block of Ohls Ave with the apprehension of the two suspects.
•The victims were both transported to local hospitals.
•The victims are being treated for their gunshot wounds and are expected to recover.
•One suspect is being treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital.
•Another suspect is being treated for injuries sustained in his apprehension at a local hospital.
•A weapon possibly used in the incident was recovered after being thrown from the suspect vehicle.

This is an ongoing investigation and information pertaining to it will be updated when available.

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2:50 Update: Police press conference

— 2 victims being treated at local hospitals with gunshot wounds- non-life threatening injuries.
— weapon thrown from vehicle on I 75 during chase, police have recovered
— 2 suspects arrested when car was stopped in Alton Park
— Police still investigating role of woman taken into custody at the hotel

1:25 Update: Police will hold a press conference in Alton Park on the shooting & chase.  Stand by for Periscope of presser.

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1:05 Update: Video in of one of the victim’s being loaded into ambulance on Brainerd road.  Police tell us the injuries are non-life threatening.

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12:50 Update:  A second suspect has been taken into custody at the shooting scene.

She is a female who was in the motel.

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12:40 Update: A witness at the shooting location tells us he saw two men fleeing the Economy Inn near Easgate.  One was limping.  Guys jumped in a car and fled.

In Alton Park, one suspect has just been put in a squad car.

The vehicle caught on fire, but was quickly put out by police.

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12:35 Update: From Bill Mitchell on the scene.  Police stopped the fleeing car at 35th & Ohls Avenue in Alton Park.  An EMS unit is on the scene.

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12:30 Update: Car stopped in Alton Park.  One suspect taken into custody

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Chattanooga (WDEF) – Chattanooga police are chasing a vehicle that was possibly involved in a double shooting since noon.

The shooting happened at 3505 Brainerd Road near a hotel next to Eastgate.

The chase has gone down Brainerd Road into downtown Chattanooga and Alton Park.

We’ll keep you posted as new information becomes available.

Categories: Chattanooga, Crime, Local News

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