published Monday, February 28th, 2011

Teen charged in Saturday shooting


Teen charged in Saturday shooting

A 15-year-old has been charged in a late-night shooting near Memorial Auditorium on Saturday that injured another teen, Chattanooga police said today.

A 17-year-old was shot in the neck during a fight at 324 McCallie Ave., according to Chattanooga police spokeswoman Rebecca Royval.

Witnesses told police the shooting occurred after an event at the auditorium.

The 15-year-old was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault, and he has been booked at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center, Royval said.

Police have released no additional information on the victim.

Lightfoot Mill body not local missing person

The body found by men collecting metal on Lightfoot Mill Road on Saturday does not match any of the people on the local missing persons list, according to Chattanooga police spokeswoman Rebecca Royval.

The partially clothed body was lying off the roadway and appeared to have been there for at least a couple of days, Royval said.

She said the body, that of a white male, has still not been identified, though investigators are trying to match its fingerprints in their database.

The body does not show any signs of suffering blunt trauma, or wounds from a gunshot or stabbing, Royval said. The cause of death is still under investigation.

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