published Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Chattanooga teen shot in foot

A 17-year-old male showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot to the foot just after 8 p.m. tonight, according to Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

He told police that he was retrieving the mail at 312 Tunnel Blvd. when he was approached by two black males. One of them asked him “what’s popping,” and he replied that he wasn’t into the gang thing. At the same time, a dark-colored sedan pulled up and began firing at him and the two males that approached him. He said as he ran away he realized he was hit in the foot. He them went home where his father took him to the hospital.

Police returned to the location of incident but weren’t able to locate evidence of a shooting. The victim is currently in stable condition from a nonlife-threatening injury to his foot, Weary said. He is expected to be treated and released.

The two suspects that approached the victim on foot are described as a light skinned black male with dreads and a dark-skinned male with a low hair cut. There was no description of the occupants in the vehicle or a description of the vehicle itself.

This case will remain under investigation.

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